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Local Republicans vote to censure Senator Toomey

MARCH 5, 2021

The Huntingdon County Republican Committee voted Tuesday evening, February 23, 2021 to censure a fellow Republican,  Senator Pat Toomey,  for his part in supporting the impeachment  of President Trump after he left office. 

 

Almost all in attendance felt the action was un-Constitutional and perhaps vindictive.  The meeting room was full with 77 people attending the meeting,  44 of them being elected or officially appointed members of the committee eligible to vote.

 

The county joins  other Pennsylvania county committees in censuring the Senator, including: Centre, Mifflin, Clarion, Wyoming, Susquehanna, Monroe, Potter, Snyder, Fayette, Bedford, Washington, Westmoreland, Schuylkill, Blair, Cambria, Warren, Greene, York, and Berks.  Other counties are considering the motion.

 

Two days after the Huntingdon meeting, the PA GOP state committee of 353 or so voted narrowly by Zoom NOT to formally censure Toomey by a vote of 128 to 124, with 13 abstaining.  The alternative was approved—to make a statement of disappointment with Senator Toomey, but not a formal censure.  

 

The same option was given to the Huntingdon County Republican Committee, but the committee voted for a formal censure by a motion and a censure by Steve Treece of Wood Township and Kurt Granlund of Porter Township.