In reversal, US Rep. Tom Rice of SC votes to impeach Trump

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Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump (Photo: CNN)

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina was one of only 10 House Republican to join with Democrats in voting to impeach President Donald Trump, a stunning reversal from his position just days earlier.

Rice represents South Carolina’s 7th Congressional District, an area near Myrtle Beach that has voted heavily for Trump.

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The Republican was recently elected to his fifth term and is among the lesser-known member of South Carolina’s delegation but has been a steadfast supporter of Trump.

Rice joined with Democrats on Wednesday to support impeachment, which passed the U.S. House 232-197.

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