The leadership of the Ohio Republican Party has censured Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio) and is calling for him to resign from Congress for voting to impeach former President Donald Trump.
On Friday, the party’s central committee adopted two resolutions — the first censuring Gonzalez and nine other Republican representatives for “their votes to support the unconstitutional, politically motivated impeachment proceeding against President Donald J. Trump.” The second resolution, which narrowly passed, called on Gonzalez to resign, WCMH-TV reported.
Gonzalez, a former NFL wide receiver, is currently serving his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Ohio’s 16th Congressional District. He was one of 10 Republican House members to vote in favor of impeaching Trump after the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. He is now facing a primary challenge from Max Tiller, a former Trump aide who is running with an endorsement from the former president.