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SCGOP Formally Censures Congressman Tom Rice


  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • January 30, 2021
  • Media Contact: Claire Robinson

SCGOP Formally Censures Congressman Tom Rice

(Columbia, S.C.) – Roughly two weeks ago, Congressman Tom Rice voted with Democrats to impeach outgoing President Trump, disappointing the Party and our Seventh Congressional District.

After the vote, a letter and potential resolution at the grassroots level started forming in SC-07.

Then becoming a county resolution, the resolution was proposed to the state resolutions committee. It then passed out of the resolutions committee and went to the full SCGOP State Executive Committee for a vote. At the quarterly meeting today, the SCGOP State Executive Committee passed the resolution to formally censure Congressman Rice.

“We made our disappointment clear the night of the impeachment vote. 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,” said SCGOP Chairman Drew McKissick. “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.”

See Chairman McKissick’s statement from the night of the vote here.

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