New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu(R) sat out of many other members in his party’s ranks on Sunday by stating Rep. Paul GosarRightly censuredFor promoting violence against DemocratsCriticism RepublicansWho want to punish GOP lawmakers who voted in President? Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill.
“When a congressman says those things … Of course, they have to be censured for that. Of course they have to be held to bear for that,” Sununu told Dana Bash on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“When we talk about kicking people off of committees because they don’t like one vote or the other. Again, I just think they have their priorities screwed up.”
“It sounds to me like you said Paul Gosar should’ve been censured and stripped of his committees,” Bash said.
“Yes,” answered Sununu.
“And it’s OK for Republicans to support a bipartisan infrastructure bill,” Bash continued.
“Of course,” said Sununu.
Gosar was censuredFor posting a fake anime video that depicted him attacking President Joe Biden, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), he was stripped from his committee assignments.
Only two Republicans supported the censure with Democrats.
Contrary to this, 13 Republicans joined most Democrats in the vote to pass President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, which he signed into law last weekThey are the legislators faced uproarFrom hardline Republicans. This was the backlash calls for political punishmentIt’s like losing their assigned committee positions.
Sununu is until recentlyHe is an important prospect for Republicans who hope to flip the Senate in 2022’s midterms. He announced earlier this month that he won’t run for Senate and will instead seek a fourth term as governor, citing a desire to fight for people in his state rather than “slow down and end up on Capitol Hill debating partisan politics without results.”