ODP Commemorates One Year Since Timken Supported Pro-Impeachment Congressman With An “Im-Peach-Ment” Flip-Flop Sheet Cake
February 1, 2022
Peach-flavored cake has flip-flops and reads, “Happy Impeachment, Jane!”
Columbus, OH — To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Jane Timken calling Anthony Gonzalez’s vote to impeach Trump “rational,” the Ohio Democratic Party is delivering a one-of-a-kind im-peach cake to Timken campaign headquarters.
Prior to launching her U.S. Senate campaign, Timken said she “didn’t know” how she would have voted on impeachment and defended Anthony Gonzalez’s “rational reason” to vote to impeach. Then, after being greeted with attacks from Josh Mandel and other Republicans upon entering the race, Timken reversed her defense of Gonzalez — executing what Cleveland.com called a “jaw-dropping flip flop.”
The cake celebrating Timken’s one-year anniversary is decorated with flip-flops and reads, “Happy Impeachment, Jane!” You can view the cake here:
Timken’s flip-flop on Anthony Gonzalez has haunted her in a GOP Senate primary that has become “increasingly brutal” as candidates “showcase their support and loyalty to Donald Trump.” After Anthony Gonzalez announced his retirement from Congress, Mandel mocked Timken by sarcastically impersonating her, tweeting, “Um do I need to change my pro-impeachment stance now? Or should I poll it first?”
The issue has been such a disaster for Timken that Trump himself brought it up at a Hunger Games-style meeting of the GOP Senate candidates last year. Club for Growth started airing attack ads on the issue, saying, “…Timken claimed she didn’t know how she would have voted on Trump’s impeachment while passionately defending her RINO congressman after he voted to impeach Trump.” Just last month, Timken was asked twice if she regretted defending Gonzalez – a sitting congressman from the party she previously chaired – and failed to answer the question both times.
“One year ago, Jane Timken revealed she thought voting for impeachment was ‘rational,’ and then when that position did not benefit her, Jane Timken ditched that position like the typical politician she is. While she can’t have her im-peach-ment cake and eat it too, Jane Timken can feast on this flip-flop cake for showing that given the choice, she will always choose the self-interested political calculation that benefits her political career–no matter how half-baked or indefensible,” said Michael Beyer, a spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.