The news is out: [“We did not send him there to vote his conscience. We did not send him there to do the right thing or whatever.”
—Washington County GOP Chairman on Sen. Pat Toomey’s vote to convict Donald Trump
That was David Ball, chair of the Republican Party in Washington County, Pa., criticizing Sen. Pat Toomey, a fellow Pennsylvania Republican, over his vote on Saturday to convict former president Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection against the U.S. Capitol.
Toomey was one of seven Republicans to vote with all Senate Democrats and independents to convict Trump. The vote on Trump’s conviction ran against the former president by a 57-43 margin, which fell short of the two-thirds majority needed.
Toomey has been censured by individual counties in Pennsylvania, but Ball is pushing for Republicans statewide to formally censure him over his impeachment vote. This has happened to fellow Republicans in recent days, with Sen. Bill Cassidy censured by Louisiana Republicans before the day was out on Saturday. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who voted to impeach Trump in the House, was censured not only by a local Republican organization in north-central Illinois but by a group of relatives.]
David Ball’s picture should be all that is needed to define a stinking turd.