The South Carolina Republicans party has voted to censure Rep. Tom Rice for choosing to be one of the 10 GOP lawmakers to vote alongside Democrats to impeach Trump.
Drew McKissick, the chairman of the South Carolina GOP writes in a statement “trying to impeach a president, with a week left in his term, is never legitimate and is nothing more than a political kick on the way out the door.”
He adds “Congressman Rice’s vote unfortunately played right into the Democrats’ game, and the people in his district, and ultimately our State Executive Committee, wanted him to know they wholeheartedly disagree with his decision.”
— South Carolina Republican Party (@SCGOP) January 30, 2021
Rice is now expected to face a primary challenge.
Rep. Liz Cheney, the 3rd ranked House Republican is also facing blowback for her impeachment vote.