Rep. Tom Rice, who voted to impeach President Trump over the Jan. 6 riot, called Rep. Paul Gosar’s tweet “idiotic” and “stupid” but says it wasn’t a threat.
“The video was idiotic and immature and childish and stupid, but I don’t think it was a threat. I think it was in very poor taste,” Rice told CNN, who plans to vote "no."
Rep. Fred Upton, another GOP impeachment backer, said the resolution goes a “stretch too far” by removing Gosar from committees. He said he would have been more comfortable if it were just a censure resolution.
Rep. Dan Newhouse, who voted to impeach Trump, said he was leaning against backing the measure. He said that a majority party removing minority party members from their committees goes “down a dangerous path.”
Rep. John Katko also plans to vote "no," CNN reported earlier.
Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney both plan to vote for it.