Rep. Steve Chabot must answer whether he believes his Republican colleague deserved to be censured for voting his conscience on impeachment
Following the lead of other radical state Republican parties across the country, the Ohio GOP today censured their own Rep. Anthony Gonzalez and called for him to resign over his vote to impeach Donald Trump after the January 6 insurrection in our nation’s capital.
Other Ohio Republicans, like Steve Chabot, have been totally silent in coming to the defense of their colleague, who stood against his party in January declaring that “The President of the United States helped organize and incite a mob that attacked the United States Congress in an attempt to prevent us from completing our solemn duties as prescribed by the Constitution.”
It’s clear that total loyalty to Trump and the Big Lie is a prerequisite for support from extremist Republican Party committees, but it’s even more telling that GOP Members of Congress won’t stand up for their colleagues who tell the truth about the 2020 election.
So, what will it be for Steve Chabot – will he stand up for his colleague Rep. Anthony Gonzalez and the truth, or does he believe the party should pursue censure and demands of resignation against anyone that shows an ounce of honesty?
“Steve Chabot’s silence as Ohio Republicans target his colleague is remarkable,” said DCCC Spokesperson Abel Iraola. “He must make clear where he stands and whether he is also willing to sacrifice a member of his state delegation for not ‘carrying out the message’ of the Big Lie and unquestioning loyalty to Trump.”