County GOP Censures Lindsey Graham Over Infrastructure Bill Vote

Grassroots conservatives are standing up to Establishment Republicans.

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was censured by the Aiken County Republican Party over his vote in favor of the so-called bipartisan infrastructure bill.

They said that Lindsey Graham “consciously violated the platform of the South Carolina Republican Party.”

Business Insider reported:

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GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was censured by the Aiken County Republican Party this week, with the organization highlighting his support of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, according to the Aiken Standard.

The local party, which is based in one of the most solidly Republican counties in the state, said Graham “consciously violated the platform of the South Carolina Republican Party” in censuring the four-term senator, alleging that he “opened the door for additional Chinese investment in American projects” which would heighten “the threat to our national security.”

18 other RINOs also threw their support behind this bill.

The bill includes NO money for the border wall.

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It would also allow for a vehicle tracking program:

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Under Trump, Mitch McConnell rejected the infrastructure bill due to the cost.

The plan under Biden costs more.





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Macomb GOP Censures Michigan RINOs Who Claimed There Was No Election Fraud

The GOP in Macomb County, one of the largest counties in Michigan, censured three Republican lawmakers.

All three GOP lawmakers served on a senate panel that claimed there was no widespread fraud in Michigan.

The three censured lawmakers were state Senators Ed McBroom, Lana Theis, and John Bizon.

From Detroit News:

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The Republican Party in one of Michigan’s largest counties voted Thursday to censure three GOP lawmakers who serve on the Senate panel that found no evidence of widespread fraud in the state’s 2020 election.

The Macomb County party’s executive committee voted unanimously in favor of the resolution, according to Mark Forton, the party’s chairman; Lisa Mankiewicz, the vice chairwoman; and Terence Mekoski, a former GOP state Senate candidate who was at the meeting.

Also at the meeting, the Republicans said, was Matthew DePerno, an attorney from Kalamazoo who has helped lead the effort to question election results. The Senate’s election report accused DePerno of spreading “demonstrably false” information.

The Macomb County GOP’s resolution to censure Sens. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan; Lana Theis, R-Brighton; and John Bizon, R-Battle Creek, focused on the Oversight Committee’s suggestion that Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel investigate those who pushed false claims “to raise money or publicity for their own ends.”

The resolution mostly targeted language included in the report which told the Democrat Attorney General to investigate those who questioned the integrity of the 2020 election.

The Washington Examiner reported: 

The resolution’s language focused on the committee’s recommendation that Democratic Attorney General of Michigan Dana Nessel investigate individuals who pushed election fraud claims “to raise money or publicity for their own ends,” the Detroit News reported.

“If you are profiting by making false claims, that’s pretty much the definition of fraud,” McBroom said in July.

Back on June 24th, Trump released a statement calling the senate investigation into the 2020 election in Michigan a “cover up.”

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Trump followed up with “Why are RINOs standing in the way of a full Forensic audit in Michigan?”:

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According to the Navarro report, there were 446,803 “possible illegal votes” cast in Michigan.





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Another Utah County Censures Never Trumper GOP Senator Mitt Romney

Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, who voted to convict Trump in the last two Senate impeachment proceedings, was censured over the weekend by the Weber County GOP.

“The Weber County Republican Convention censures Mitt Romney for his votes to convict President Trump in two U.S. Senate impeachment trials,” the resolution stated. “The Weber County Republican Convention thanks Senator Mike Lee for his votes to protect due process and the US Constitution by voting against the unconstitutional charges. The Weber County Republican Convention also thanks Congressmen Chris Stewart, John Curtis, Blake Moore, and Burgess Owens for voting against the Democrats’ politically motivated articles of impeachment.”

Romney received boos upon addressing attendees at the convention on May 1, whereas Utah Sen. Mike Lee was cheered.

“Now you know me as a person who says what he thinks and I don’t hide the fact that I wasn’t a fan of our last president’s character issues,” Romney said upon being interrupted. “I understand that I have a few folks who don’t like me terribly much … You can boo all you like. I’ve been a Republican all of my life. My dad was the governor of Michigan and I was the Republican nominee for president in 2012.”

Former President Donald Trump criticized Romney in a statement Monday.

“After being loudly booed at the Utah Republican Party Convention, Utah’s Weber County censured RINO Mitt Romney in the strongest of terms,” Trump said in a statement. “Washington County Republicans also censured Romney in April. He is BAD NEWS for our Country!”

 

Trump fired back at Romney upon the events that ensued at the convention two weeks ago as well.

“So nice to see RINO Mitt Romney booed off the stage at the Utah Republican State Convention,” the former president said in a statement. “They are among the earliest to have figured this guy out, a stone cold loser!”

Romney’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.





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Ohio GOP Censures Never-Trump Lawmaker for Voting to Impeach President Trump




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Ohio Republican Party Censures, Calls for Resignation of Rep. Anthony Gonzalez

The Ohio Republican Party censured and called for the resignation of Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio) for his vote to impeach former President Donald Trump earlier this year.

On Friday, the state GOP’s governing board called on Gonzalez to resign after a divided vote. They also voted to censure him and nine other Republicans who impeached Trump and lent “their votes to support the unconstitutional, politically motivated impeachment proceeding against” him, according to the resolution.

Gonzalez “resorted to emotional conclusions that misplaced blame on President Trump, the President of Law and Order and America First,” their resolution read. “We believe that Congressman Gonzalez knowingly and willfully violated his oath of office.”

A spokesperson for the Ohio GOP confirmed to news outlets that Gonzalez and the nine other Republicans who impeached Trump were censured and called for Gonzalez’s resignation. The Epoch Times has contacted the Ohio Republican Party and Gonzalez’s office for comment.

“Over the long arc of history,” Gonzalez said earlier this year when he voted to impeach Trump, “I believe that this is the right vote, and I believe it sends the right message to all future presidents and anybody who considers taking the Oval Office.”

The state GOP’s vote Friday echoes similar votes to rebuke or censure several other Republican impeachment-supporting House members by local or state parties. Five out of the seven GOP senators who voted to convict Trump in February have faced similar blowback.

And in late February, Trump, in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), sharply criticized Republicans who joined Democrats in the impeachment efforts.

The former president earlier this year threw his support behind his former aide Max Miller for Gonzalez’s seat. Miller on Friday said the GOP “has voted to hold Anthony Gonzalez accountable for abandoning his constituents, his promises and the Republican Party,” adding that “regardless if he resigns or not we are going to continue spreading our strong, pro-Trump, America First message to every corner of this district.”

The Ohio GOP’s censure motion also listed the other House Republicans who impeached Trump: Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), Tom Rice (R-S.C.), Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Peter Meijer (R-Mich.), David Valadao (R-Calif.), and John Katko (R-N.Y.).

The move by the Ohio Republican Party shows Trump has enduring support among Republicans even after he was impeached and left office. The former president defeated President Joe Biden by about 8 percentage points in Ohio in 2020.

Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, perhaps has the most to lose of the Republicans who impeached Trump after House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said earlier this week that he would back Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) to replace her as head of the House Republican Conference. Separately, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told Fox News that a number of Republican House members have questioned Cheney’s leadership ability after her frequently critical comments about Trump.



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Ohio GOP censures 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump

LEWIS CENTER, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Republican Party censured U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez and nine other GOP representatives Friday for voting in February to impeach former President Donald Trump, in a nearly unanimous vote of the powerful central committee.

The vote made the Cleveland area congressman the eighth of the 10 defectors to be rebuked or censured by a state or local party. Efforts against two others failed to take hold.

The resolution to censure that was approved by the committee called Trump’s second impeachment process meritless, unprecedented, unconstitutional and purposeless. Along a narrower vote, the committee also approved a second resolution, which hadn’t been on the agenda, calling on Gonzalez to resign.

Messages seeking comment were left with both Gonzalez‘s campaign and his government office.

The question was brought by a party now led by Bob Paduchik, a Trump adviser and loyalist who ascended as chair after the resignation of Jane Timken, who is pursuing a coveted open Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Rob Portman.

Timken has faced criticism from rivals in the GOP Senate primary for as chair initially defending and not rebuking Gonzalez, who has strongly stood by his vote despite an onslaught from party conservatives.

Timken has since called for his resignation and touted her loyalty to and work and fundraising for Trump. Pro-Timken fliers were placed at every seat at Friday’s committee meeting.

Former Ohio Treasurer and Senate candidate Josh Mandel labeled Gonzalez a “traitor” in a statement and asked “why this process did not happen immediately” under Timken. Cleveland businessperson Bernie Moreno, also a Senate contender, called Gonzalez a “Republican” in quotes, and expressed shock in capital letters that the state GOP is “JUST NOW” censuring him and the others.

The internal jockeying comes as Republican leaders nationally are seeking to unify a party whose base still reveres the former president four months after he incited a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Gonzalez, a former college and professional football player, has stood by his decision in favor of impeachment in the face of fierce pushback from his party’s conservative wing.

Trump has endorsed a primary challenger to Gonzalez. The rival, Max Miller, is a veteran of the Trump White House and of the former president’s 2016 and 2020 campaigns.

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Ohio GOP censures Rep. Gonzalez, demands his resignation over vote to impeach Trump

The Republican Party of Ohio on Friday both censured and called for the resignation of Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez due to his vote to impeach former President Donald Trump earlier this year in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. 

The resignation resolution from the Ohio Republican Party Central Committee, which repeatedly misspells the representative’s name as “Gonzales,” claims that “at best” Gonzalez “relied on his emotions rather than the will of his constituents” when casting a vote in favor of impeaching Trump, while “at worst” he “demonstrated a hidden vendetta” against the president “in direct conflict of the will of the constituents that elected him.”

“We believe that Congressman Gonzalez knowingly and wilfully violated his oath of office,” the resolution says further, arguing that “the decision to side with Democrats” on the impeachment matter “severed the confidence” of the Ohio Republican Party. 

“[T]hus we call upon him, in the strongest terms, TO RESIGN his position as US Representative to the 16th Congressional District of Ohio,” the measure declares.

In addition to censuring Gonzalez, the committee also censured the nine other House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump over the Capitol riot. 

Gonzalez was first elected to Congress in 2018 and won re-election in 2020. 





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Facebook oversight board upholds ban on Trump, censures social site for ‘standard-less penalty’

Facebook on Wednesday kept its ban on former President Trump on the social media site.

The decision was made by Facebook’s quasi-oversight board. Trump was banned from the site and from Facebook-owned Instagram following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot over concerns that his posts incited the rioters and that future ones could spark similar incidents.

Facebook’s oversight board is made up of 20 members including former political leaders, human rights activists and journalists.

The board said in a statement announcing its decision that it upheld Facebook’s Jan. 7 on restricting Trump but said: “It was not appropriate for Facebook to impose the indeterminate and standard-less penalty of indefinite suspension.

Members pointed out Facebook’s normal penalties include removing violating content, imposing a definitive period of suspension or permanently disabling the page and account.

The board also said it “insists Facebook review this matter to determine and justify a proportionate response that is consistent with the rules that are applied to other users of its platform.”

The board gave Facebook six months to complete its review and made policy recommendations for Facebook to implement in developing clear, necessary, and proportionate policies that promote public safety and respect freedom of expression.

The reinstatement would have significantly boosted Trump’s efforts to fundraise and continue to connect with supporters, without the megaphone of the presidency. 

Trump is still under a permanent ban from Twitter, his favorite and most impactful social media site, for a ruling similar to Facebook’s.

Twitter does not have such an oversight board. 

Trump on Tuesday launched his own site and disseminate his press releases and other public statements.

Facebook created the board to make rulings on contentious content, in response to criticism about its inability to respond to misinformation, hate speech and nefarious influence campaigns. 

The first four board members were directly chosen by Facebook. They then worked with Facebook to select more members. Facebook pays each board member a salary.

The board’s independence has been questioned by critics who say it’s a Facebook public relations campaign, the Associated Press reports.



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Nevada GOP Censures Secretary of State for Ignoring Voter Fraud and Certifying the 2020 Election in the State




Nevada GOP Censures Secretary of State for Ignoring Voter Fraud and Certifying the 2020 Election in the State



















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About Time… Alaska GOP Censures Bitter Never-Trumper Lisa Murkowski After Impeachment Vote

The Republican State Central Committee in Alaska voted to censure anti-Trump RINO Lisa Murkowski and vowed to recruit a challenger to take on the bitter RINO in 2022.

Murkowski’s vote to impeach President Donald Trump in January on his way out the door was the last straw.

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Just last week President Trump vowed to travel to Alaska and campaign against Lisa Murkowski in her reelection bid.

Then last Thursday Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) went to Mar-a-lago to beg President Trump to support dead-weight Lisa Murkowski. Trump reportedly would not budge on opposing the worthless Murkowski.

Mitch McConnell and the Republican Senators still support Murkowski. What a disgrace.





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