EXCLUSIVE: The Republican Party in Ohio will vote on a resolution this week to censor GOP members of Congress who voted to accuse former President Trump in February, Fox News has learned.
The decision is aimed at the 10 House Republicans who voted to accuse Trump this year, including the Ohio rep. Anthony Gonzalez and Republican Number Three in Parliament, Rep. Liz Cheney from Wyoming, Republicans with knowledge of the decision, tells Fox News.
Members of the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee did not immediately return Fox News’ requests for comment.
The decision blows up the two lawsuits against Trump as “unprofitable, biased actions driven by retaliation.”
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It also claims that the latest indictment in January was “unfairly expedited” and served “no purpose other than to further divide this country.”
The resolution calls on Republicans to “unite as a party” and uphold the Constitution and the “rule of law” before going on to censor GOP House members who voted “to support the constitutional, politically motivated prosecution process against President Donald J. Trump. “
The other eight Republican representatives mentioned in the resolution are Tom Rice from South Carolina, Adam Kinzinger from Illinois, Fred Upton from Michigan, Peter Meijer from Michigan, John Katko from New York, David Valadao from California and Jaime Herrera Beutler and Dan Newhouse from Washington.
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Other Republican lawmakers have been distrusted of their votes under Trump’s indictment. Both sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., And Richard Burr, RN.C., were criticized by their local Republican parties for voting to convict the former president in his February indictment.
Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah, – an outspoken Trump critic – narrowly avoided a no-confidence motion from his state’s Republicans, who bowed to him as he took the stage at the state convention.
The former president’s second indictment was swift, stemming from the Jan. 6 Capitol uprising. He was accused of inciting rebellion.
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Trump’s legal team argued for his case earlier this year during the former president’s second Senate indictment. Trump was acquitted for the second time, making him the first president to be charged and acquitted twice.
The House voted to indict Trump without being heard about the allegations, though the Constitution does not explicitly require Parliament to hold a hearing on indictments.