Senator Pat Toomey denounced by York County Republican Committee after impeachment vote


The York County Republican Committee voted to censure U. S. Sen. Pat Toomey over the weekend, citing his voting record and being out of touch with the “core beliefs of the people of Pennsylvania.”

Toomey was one of seven Republican senators that voted to convict former President Donald Trump at his second impeachment trial. The Senate acquitted Trump on Feb. 13 in a vote of 57-43.

In the censure resolution, the committee discouraged members of the Republican Party of York County from making campaign contributions to Toomey in the future and requested that he return campaign contributions made to him in 2020 by committee members.

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., departs on Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, after the Senate acquitted former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial in the Senate at the U. S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. Trump was accused of inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and the acquittal gives him a historic second victory in the court of impeachment. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Toomey does not intend to run for re-election in 2022.

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Jeff Piccola, the committee chairman, said in a press release that it is “so sad” that  Toomey neglected to reach out to the local committee to justify his vote to proceed with the House’s impeachment of Trump. Piccola referred to the impeachment proceedings as “a kangaroo court trial.”

Piccola said that the committee wants to reassure Republican voters in York County that they do not condone or agree with Toomey’s posi… (Read more)