Today’s GOP Censure Vote is Only a Preview of the Messy Republican Rifts to Come
May 7, 2021
Columbus, OH — Today, the Ohio Republican Party voted to censure fellow Republican Anthony Gonzalez for his vote to impeach former President Donald Trump, just the latest example of deepening divisions within the Republican Party.
This year already, we’ve seen an onslaught of attacks in the U.S. Senate Republican primary, a rejection by statehouse Republicans of Mike DeWine’s policy priorities and even threats of violence from Josh Mandel against ‘RINOs’ in his own party.
“Today was only a small glimpse of the dysfunction and division we’re set to see within the Republican party within the months and years ahead. While GOP politicians are busy attacking one another to score cheap political points, Ohio Democrats are focused on listening to voters and fighting for their priorities. The contrast couldn’t be clearer — Ohio Democrats are looking out for voters, Ohio Republicans are looking out for themselves,” said Matt Keyes, spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.