By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Republican leaders from several Pennsylvania counties have voted to censure Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) over his vote to convict President Donald Trump during his second impeachment trial.READ MORE: Son Of Carnegie Mellon University President, Thomas Jahanian, Dies After Being Pulled From Monongahela River
Following his vote to convict, Toomey said in part of the former President that “His betrayal of the Constitution and his oath of office required conviction.”
The chair of the Clarion County Republican committee says they voted to censure Toomey earlier this week.READ MORE: Curtains Up: Live Performances Return To Cultural District With Safety Precautions In Place
The Clarion County Republican committee’s censure document that was voted on unanimously said in part:
“It is the conviction of the Clarion County Republican Committee that proceeding with articles of impeachment against a President who is already out of office is constitutionally infirm and a purely self-serving vindictive and punitive action by those with establishment political objectives;”
Republican leaders from other counties including Lawrence, Washington, York, and Centre County have also voted to censure Toomey.MORE NEWS: 'Nothing Beats It:' After A Year Of Going Virtual, The Great Race Returns To The Streets Of Pittsburgh
President Trump was acquitted of inciting the insurrection during the impeachment trial in the Senate.