So far, only two Republicans are expected to vote to censure Rep. Paul Gosar during Wednesday’s vote. Democrats have managed to gain support from Rep. Cheney and Kinzinger to help strip Rep. Gosar of his committee assignments after he posted an animated tweet depicting him attacking cartoons of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and President Biden.
The Hill reports:
So far, only Cheney and Kinzinger — who’ve frequently criticized their party for its continued embrace of former President Trump and accepted an invitation from Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to serve on the panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol — have signaled they’ll join Democrats in rebuking Gosar.
“We have to hold Members accountable who incite or glorify violence, who spread and perpetuate dangerous conspiracies. The failure to do so will take us one step closer to this fantasized violence becoming real,” Kinzinger tweeted on Tuesday. “To be clear, I’ll be voting yes on the Gosar censure resolution.”
Cheney also told The Associated Press last week that she supports censuring Gosar “for his continued indefensible activities.”
Gosar is the first House member to face censure since 2010, when former Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) was rebuked for a variety of ethics transgressions including misusing congressional letterhead for fundraising and failing to pay taxes on a vacation home.
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