Sen. Toomey Censured Following Guilty Vote in Trump Impeachment

Connor Grant | February 15, 2021
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Following his guilty vote on impeachment, Senator Pat Toomey has been censured by multiple counties in Pennsylvania.

The Senate voted to acquit former President Trump on Saturday in a 57-43 vote, falling short of the super-majority needed to convict.

Seven Republican Senators crossed party lines and voted guilty, being; Richard Burr (R-NC), Susan Collins (R-ME), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Pat Toomey (R-PA). 

Toomey has since been censured by multiple counties in Pennsylvania. According to KDKA, committees in Clarion County, Centre County, Lawrence County, Washington County, and York County, Pennsylvania voted to censure Toomey because they believe he is not accurately representing his GOP constituents.



The committee in York County released a statement, led by state House Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York, Cumberland), who proposed the resolution, it said, 

“For the past four years, Sen. Toomey sat silently as a hyper-partisan Democrat Congress relentlessly attacked President Trump, impeaching him twice on fabricated charges. Given [Toomey’s] recent support of the second unconstitutional impeachment effort against a president who is no longer in office, the York County Republican Committee has reached the limits of its frustration,”

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The censure resolution was adopted following a near unanimous vote among the committee members. Sen. Toomey joins multiple other Republican lawmakers who have been censured recently for voting against Trump including Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Sen. Bill Cassidy.  

Toomey has previously said that “Trump committed impeachable offenses”. In October, the senator announced he will not seek re-election in 2022 because he plans to retire.  

On Monday, Fox News reported that the North Carolina GOP is expected to censure Senator Richard Burr, who also plans to retire after his term, following his vote to convict Trump, citing reasons similar to York County’s censure of Toomey. 

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