Rep. Gonzalez 'made a horrible decision'

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

2nd House impeachment voteAn Ohio-based tea party activist says a Republican lawmaker whom he knows well cannot defend his decision to vote to impeach the president of the United States.

Ten Republican members of the House of Representatives could face a political backlash after voting to impeach President Trump. One of them is Ohio Republican Anthony Gonzalez, who blamed the president for having "helped organize and incite a mob that attacked the United States Congress in an attempt to prevent us from completing our solemn duties as prescribed by the Constitution."

Tom Zawistowski, president of the We the People Convention, attended the January 6 rally in Washington, D.C. He says Gonzalez's decision was a big mistake.

Zawistowski

"He was on local radio, and he understands that the people in his district are furious," Zawistowski relays. "I know Anthony well. He has supported Trump in all of his agenda in the two years that he has been in Congress, but he just made a horrible decision. I think he was afraid for his own personal safety, and I think that's what affected his vote. He's blaming Trump for it, and he has no right to blame Trump for it; on the radio he could not defend his position."

The tea party activist says Gonzalez may already have a primary opponent.

"Darrell Scott is an advisor to President Trump. He lives in Cleveland," Zawistowski details. "He tweeted out that he's so angry with Gonzalez that he may primary him, so there's already people talking about a challenger."

Zawistowski submits that Gonzalez and the other nine Republicans need to pay a political price for contributing to the narrative that President Trump instigated the riot at the Capitol on January 6.

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