Pennsylvania GOP meets to debate Toomey, impeachment vote | Govt-and-politics

Senator Pat Toomey, R-Pa., Arrives at the start of the fifth day of the second impeachment trial of former President Trump on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the Washington Capitol.

Greg Nash

From MARC LEVY Associated Press

HARRISBURG, PA (AP) – Members of the Republican Party Committee in Pennsylvania met remotely for hours Wednesday evening to discuss whether U.S. Senator Pat Toomey should be censored.

Toomey’s vote on the condemnation of Donald Trump during the former president’s second impeachment trial – and his earlier assessment that Trump had committed “criminal acts” in connection with the January 6 attack on the US Capitol – sparked a wave of pro-Trump -Circles and locals from Toomey, Pennsylvania, party convictions.

Members of the State party have been publicly silent on the matter and have not given an exact agenda for the meeting, which should still take place on Wednesday at 10 p.m., members said.

A vote of no confidence is a symbolic gesture that may not have any real impact on Toomey, who announced in October that he will not run for office again.

In the meantime, Toomey’s supporters have pushed themselves back and viewed a critical decision as a waste of time and unnecessarily divisive.

Lowman Henry, a member of the Dauphin County state committee, said prior to the meeting that he disagreed with Toomey’s vote but also declined a vote to reprimand the senator, calling it a “circular firing range.”

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