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Politics GOP Rep Who Voted to Impeach Trump Says He Won’t Seek Reelection

06:20  17 september  2021
06:20  17 september  2021 Source:   nationalreview.com

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Rep . Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump earlier this year, announced Thursday that he will not run for reelection in 2022.

Ohio Rep . Anthony Gonzalez, who voted to impeach Donald Trump and faced a brutal primary against the former president's protege, announced that he won ' t seek reelection in 2022. Gonzalez, once a top recruit for the House GOP , announced his retirement with another denunciation of the Anthony Gonzalez, who voted to impeach Donald Trump , revealed he won ' t be seeking reelection in 2022. He called Trump a 'cancer' for the country. 'That’s one of those moments where you say , ‘Is this really what I want for my family when they travel, to have my wife and kids escorted through the

Representative Anthony Gonzalez (R., Ohio) announced on Thursday evening that he will not run for reelection in 2022, citing the strain on his family of political work as well as “toxic dynamics” in the Republican Party.

Anthony Gonzalez wearing a suit and tie: Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) attends a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, December 2, 2020. © Greg Nash/Pool via Reuters Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) attends a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, December 2, 2020.

Gonzalez was one of ten House Republicans to vote to impeach former President Trump following the Capitol riot on January 6, when a mob of Trump supporters breached the building and forced congressmen to evacuate during the certification of the Electoral College results. Gonzalez, a Stanford graduate, will leave Congress after just two terms in office.

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Representative Anthony Gonzalez said he had faced threats and had taken additional security measures since his vote to impeach former President Donald J. Trump after the Capitol riot.Credit T .J. Kirkpatrick for The New York Times. The congressman, who has two young children, emphasized that he was leaving in large part because of family considerations and the difficulties that come with living between two cities. But he made clear that the strain had only grown worse since his impeachment vote , after which he was deluged with threats and feared for the safety of his wife and

When asked who would be the GOP presidential candidate if Trump decides against running, the former president said “some of the names, I guess I just mentioned perhaps,” adding that “there's a pretty deep bench” of potential candidates. “I think we’ve got a lot of great people in the The CPAC poll also gauged support for potential candidates in the 2024 presidential election , with 55 percent of respondents saying they’d vote for Trump in a theoretical primary. In the poll that excluded Trump as a possible candidate, DeSantis showed a wide lead with 43 percent support, followed by Noem.

“I have always said that I will do this job for as long as the voters will have me and it still works for my family,” Gonzalez said in a statement. Given “the realities of continuing in public service while juggling . . . responsibilities of being parents . . . the best path for our family is to not seek re-election this fall.”

Gonzalez added, “While a desire to build a fuller family life is at the heart of my decision, it is also true that the current state of our politics, especially many of the toxic dynamics inside our own party, is a significant factor in my decision.”

Trump endorsed a former aide, Max Miller, to run against Gonzalez in the upcoming House primaries. At a rally in Ohio in June, Trump labeled Gonzalez as “a grandstanding RINO — who is not respected in D.C. — who voted for the unhinged unconstitutional impeachment witch hunt.” Trump again falsely claimed at the rally that he won the 2020 election.

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Representative George Holding (R., N.C.) announced Friday that he will not seek reelection in 2020 after a North Carolina district reconfiguration put his seat in danger. “I should add, candidly, that yes, the newly redrawn Congressional Districts were part of the reason I have decided not to seek reelection Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), who replaced her as the chair of the House Republican Conference last week, "complicit" in spreading former President Donald Trump 's lies. Cheney then reiterated what she's been saying the last few few months as she's come under fire from her GOP colleagues and was ultimately

Lead impeachment manager Rep . Jamie Raskin of Maryland hailed the vote , saying it was the most bipartisan impeachment in history. "The bottom line is that we convinced a big majority in the Senate of our case," Raskin said . Burr was the only senator who voted the trial was unconstitutional to also find Trump guilty. For the Republican senators who voted to convict Trump , they could face political consequences, as House lawmakers who impeached him have been censured by local GOP officials.

Gonzalez called Trump “a cancer for the country” in an interview with the New York Times released on Thursday. The congressman also recalled a day earlier this year when he and his family were met by two police officers at the Cleveland airport, in order to provide security in the wake of his impeachment vote.

“That’s one of those moments where you say, ‘Is this really what I want for my family when they travel, to have my wife and kids escorted through the airport?'” Gonzalez told the Times.

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