Virginia lawmaker faces censure by colleagues for activities related to 'Stop the Steal' rally

Virginia lawmaker faces censure by colleagues for activities related to 'Stop the Steal' rally


State Sen. Amanda Chase faces a censure filed by her Democratic colleagues Wednesday in the Virginia General Assembly on charges that she instigated an “insurrection against the United States” due to her participation in the Jan. 6 “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington, D.C.

While expulsion is an option, it requires a vote of two-thirds of the chamber, which Democrats control by just a two-seat margin. A censure, however, requires only a simple majority.

Chase, a Republican candidate for this year’s gubernatorial election in Virginia, admitted that she attended the rally in a video on her Facebook page, which was later suspended, and delivered remarks to Trump supporters. But at the urging of her security detail, she left the event before the march to the Capitol.

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“I support peaceful protest, but I’m telling you, when you back the people of Virginia and the United States into a corner, you will have a revolution. And I believe that’s

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