The purge of Trump's enemies from the GOP continues apace

Anthony Gonzalez says he's not running for reelection and declares Trump a 'cancer for the country.'

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.ZeeshanAleem: 10 Republicans voted to impeach former Pres. Trump after he incited a mob to attack the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6. Now one of them is leaving Congress — and calling the most popular figure in his party “a cancer for the country” on the way out.

Anthony Gonzalez says he's not running for reelection and declares Trump a 'cancer for the country.'

What Trump critic Anthony Gonzalez leaving Congress means for RepublicansAnthony Gonzalez says he's not running for reelection and declares Trump a "cancer for the country."Rep. Anthony Gonzalez has endured threats against him and his family after voting to impeach Donald Trump.

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MSNBC / Getty ImagesSept. 17, 2021, 7:38 PM UTCByZeeshan Aleem, MSNBC Opinion ColumnistJust 10 Republicans voted to impeach former president Donald Trump after he incited a mob to attack the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6th. Now one of them is leaving Congress — and calling the most popular figure in his party

“a cancer for the country”on the way out.The unexpected retirement marks a victory for Trump's agenda to oust Republicans from the party whom he perceives as disloyal, and underscores his continuing control over its direction.Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R.-Ohio, announced on Thursday his decision to not seek reelection just two terms into a once-promising congressional career, despite winning his last election in a landslide. In his announcement the 36-year-old former NFL player cited a desire to “build a fuller family life,” but also described “the toxic dynamics inside our own party” as a significant factor in his decision. headtopics.com

Given the intensity of the Trumpification of the GOP, it’s certainly possible that Gonzalez's retirement won’t be the last.While Gonzaleztold the New York Timesthat he plans to spend his energy making sure Trump won’t become president again, it’s hard to read this moment as anything other than a win for the man, who endorsed one of his former White House aides as a primary challenger to Gonzalez in February. Trump himself certainly saw it as a moment to gloat: “One down, nine to go,” Trump

said in statement. Given the intensity of the Trumpification of the GOP, it’s certainly possible that Gonzalez's retirement won’t be the last.Gonzalez was not a Never Trump Republican — he mostly agreed with Trump’s policy outlook. But he drew a line after the events of Jan. 6th, and saw it as conduct worthy of impeachment.

The backlash to that judgment call has been substantial. The Ohio Republican Party not onlycensured himbut alo called for his resignation, while calling the impeachment efforts meritless.After that vote, Gonzalez has endured threats against him and his family. He described having to be escorted by security guards through an airport as an

that made him reflect further on the toll that his job was taking on his family life. Read more: MSNBC »

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ZeeshanAleem The only people will is the GOP must be beaten bad in the next election n they will take notice n know y they lost

Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, a Republican who voted to impeach Trump, won't seek re-electionRep. Anthony Gonzalez — one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach fmr. President Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 riot on the Capitol — will not seek re-election in 2022. How could anyone with even a hint of integrity run under the GQP banner these days? I don't blame him. Good! If you’re not going to be loyal to the party and side wihh the Democrats you have no business being a Republican. G O O D ! ! ! !

Trump celebrates retirement of GOP congressman who voted for his impeachmentFormer President Donald Trump celebrated the retirement of a Republican congressman who voted for his impeachment as the GOP continues its purge of those who have pushed back against lies surrounding the 2020 election. Maybe since Harry and MM are so influential they should cancel trump, tucker, hannity,and Ingram and the reublican party and the base oh wait that's a fight they're scared of bc they can't they really shut piers up right haha

GOP House member who voted to impeach Trump won't seek re-electionRep. Anthony Gonzalez — one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 riot on the Capitol — will not seek re-election to his northern Ohio seat in 2022.

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Capitol locks down ahead of rally for jailed Trump rioters; Trump voices supportRachel Maddow reports on security measures being put in place by twice-shy Capitol security ahead of a planned rally for January 6th rioters, for whom Donald Trump expressed support and solidarity. maddow They should be treated like peaceful BLM protestors in Portland. Or in front of the WH when Trump was squatting in it. maddow More fear mongering from the MSM. Stay away from DC on 9/18!

100 National Guard troops are on standby to support Capitol Police during pro-Trump rally SaturdayThe National Guard troops will only deploy upon the request of the Capitol Police and will help man entry points to the Capitol complex. Are 100 enough May Christ be with them. Also it's not a Trump-rally. It's a rally for 1/6 rioters still in prison.