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Ohio Republican Party Votes Friday On Whether To Censure Anthony Gonzalez

In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, speaks during a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, on intercollegiate athlete compensation.
Susan Walsh
Associated Press

The Ohio Republican Party will decide Friday whether to censure a member of Congress from suburban Cleveland for his vote earlier this year to impeach former President Donald Trump.

The 66 members of the party’s state central committee will decide whether to formally censure 16th House District Republican Representative Anthony Gonzalez and nine other Republican members of Congress for their votes to impeach Trump. It’s a largely symbolic vote that has been taken in other states as well.

Gonzalez, a former Ohio State and NFL football player, faces two primary challengers, including Max Miller, who worked as an advisor in the Trump White House and has the former president’s endorsement.

Gonzalez has stood by his vote, saying Trump helped organize and incite a mob that attacked the Capitol to stop the count of the electoral votes that confirmed Democratic President Joe Biden’s victory.  

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Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.