Virginia state Sen. Amanda Chase stripped from committee assignment after connection to Trump rally

The Virginia Senate stripped Sen. Amanda Chase from her committee assignment Tuesday after she spoke at a rally to support President Donald Trump earlier this month before protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol.

In a 37-1 vote, in which Chase, R-Colonial Heights, was the only “nay” vote cast, Chase was removed from the Local Government Committee, which was her only committee assignment.

A Senate committee also advanced a resolution to censure Chase for her involvement in the protest. A censure would be a formal condemnation of the senator but does not remove her from the chamber. A censure requires a vote by a simple majority of
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