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Pennsylvania GOP Chair Rages That Senator Wasn't Sent To DC To 'Do The Right Thing' After Impeachment Vote

Pennsylvania GOP Chair Rages That Senator Wasn't Sent To DC To 'Do The Right Thing' After Impeachment Vote
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Dave Ball, Pennsylvania's Washington County GOP chair, is facing online ridicule for comments he made during an interview with local CBS affiliate KDKA. Ball asserted Pennsylvania's Republican Senator Pat Toomey wasn't representing their interests when he voted to convict former President Donald Trump during last week's impeachment proceedings.

Ball's comment quickly drew mocking comments from Twitter users after Jan Wolfe shared a clip of the interview. Ball's comments seem to indicate dissatisfaction with Toomey voting in the best interest of all of his constituents.

"We did not send him there to 'do the right thing' or whatever he said he was doing. We sent him there to represent us."

Former Illinois Representative and GOP presidential candidate Joe Walsh tweeted he has heard similar sentiments on the campaign trail.

"She asked why I'd run against Trump. I said because it was the right thing to do."
"She screamed at me 'We don't want you to do the right thing. We want you to stand with our President. No matter what!'"

Twitter users were certainly incredulous, but most were not surprised.

Many were very critical of Ball's comments, and their implications.

It didn't take long for the mockery to commence.

Toomey was one of only 7 Republicans who, along with all 50 Democrats, voted to convict former President Trump during the impeachment trial last week. Trump faced charges of inciting the violent insurrection attempt at the Washington D. C. on January 6th of this year.

While 57 Senators is a majority, it was not enough to actually convict Trump, as that requires a 2/3 majority. Trump was ultimately acquitted but only with the support of 43 of his fellow Republicans.

Toomey is far from being the only one of those seven Republicans to face pushback from his constituents. Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy and North Carolina Senator Richard Burr were both censured by their states' Republican parties in the past week.

Senator Cassidy's censure came only hours after he voted to convict.

Pennsylvania's county-level GOP chairs have yet to come to an agreement on whether to officially censure Senator Toomey.