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.
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