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

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.

- Advertisement -

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.

(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)