York County Republican Committee votes to censure Pennsylvania GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey

The committee says Toomey's out of touch with the core beliefs of Pennsylvania Republicans.

  • By Paul Vigna/PennLive

(York) — The York County Republican Committee late Saturday censured U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey following his decision to find former President Donald Trump guilty at the end of the weeklong impeachment trial.

Trump was acquitted by a 57-43 Senate vote.

The committee in its press release said that Toomey’s voting record over the past four years runs counter to the principles of the GOP and that he’s out of touch with the core beliefs of Pennsylvania Republicans.

Toomey’s voting record overwhelming favors conservative issues and has a 93 percent rating from the Club for Growth.

“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,” said state House Representative Dawn Keefer, who proposed the resolution. “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.”

Jeff Piccola, the committee chairman, said it’s “so sad that Sen. Toomey has never attempted to reach out to the York County Republican Party to justify his vote to proceed with the House’s impeachment of President Trump with an investigation, evidence or due process.”

He added that it’s “imperative that Republican voters in York County know that the York County Republican Committee does not approve or condone many of the positions and recent actions of Sen. Toomey and no longer recognizes him as a creditable representative of our party.”

The committee’s resolution follows:


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