New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) set himself other than many members of his personal celebration on Sunday, saying Rep. Paul Gosar was rightly censured for selling violence in opposition to Democrats and criticizing Republicans who wish to retaliate in opposition to GOP lawmakers who voted for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure invoice.
“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 informed 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 stated.
“Yes,” answered Sununu.
“And it’s OK for Republicans to support a bipartisan infrastructure bill,” Bash continued.
“Of course,” stated Sununu.
Gosar was censured and stripped of his committee assignments for posting a doctored anime video depicting him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and attacking President Joe Biden.
Just two Republicans voted with Democrats to assist the censure.
In distinction, when 13 Republicans joined most Democrats within the vote to cross President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure invoice, which he signed into legislation final week, these lawmakers confronted uproar from hardline Republicans. The backlash included requires political punishment like having their committee assignments stripped.
Sununu was till not too long ago a serious prospect for Republicans hoping to flip the Senate within the 2022 midterms. He introduced earlier this month that he gained’t run for Senate and can as an alternative search a fourth time period as governor, citing a want to battle for individuals in his state slightly than “slow down and end up on Capitol Hill debating partisan politics without results.”