U.S. Representative Anthony Gonzalez on Friday joined a growing list of lawmakers being censured by state Republican Party officials for voting to impeach former President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol. Gonzalez, a two-term lawmaker from Ohio and former professional football player, was also called upon by the Ohio Republican Party to resign his seat in Congress, as Trump reasserts his grip on the party. Ohio Republican Party Chairman Bob Paduchik said in a statement that the action against Gonzalez "addresses an unconstitutional, politically motivated process that served no purpose," apparently referring to the House impeachment of Trump.
A Utah man awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the beating death of his wife on an Alaska cruise had brain abnormalities a defense expert deemed consistent with injuries caused by playing contact sports, according to a court filing in the case. The filing by federal public defender Jamie McGrady states that this, combined with what was at the time an undiagnosed bipolar disorder and “a problematic combination of prescribed medication and alcohol resulted in an aberrant episode of violence” by Kenneth Manzanares. Manzanares played football, wrestled and boxed when he was younger and had a history of “testosterone supplementation," the filing states.
The number of people in the most populous US state dropped for the first time in recorded history.