Republicans who have stood up to Donald Trump and supported his impeachment have been receiving backlash from their own political party.
This week, Pennsylvania Republicans lashed out at Sen. Pat Toomey for voting to convict Trump for inciting the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
“Pennsylvania Republicans are heaping condemnation on Sen. Pat Toomey after their GOP senator voted to convict Donald Trump in his impeachment trial, signaling how fealty to the former president has come to define the party,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Monday. “Republican state party chairman Lawrence Tabas has advised committee members that he will soon call a meeting to ‘address and consider actions related to the impeachment vote.’ Though the notice didn’t specifically mention Toomey, four party insiders said Monday that there’s growing momentum behind a push to censure the senator.”
Washington County GOP Chair Dave Ball went even further during an interview with KDKA-TV.
“We did not send him there to vote his conscience. We did not send him there to do the right thing or whatever he said,” Ball argued
Washington County, Pennsylvania, GOP Chair: “We did not send him there to vote his conscience. We did not send him there to ‘do the right thing’ or whatever” https://t.co/YQIsMP1xGm pic.twitter.com/FKgN1hJxFl
— J.J. Abbott (@jjabbott) February 16, 2021