GOP Senators Who Voted to Convict Donald Trump Face Local Censures

GOP Senators Who Voted to Convict Donald Trump Face Local Censures

The Senate ultimately failed to earn the two-thirds votes needed to convict Trump for 'incitement of insurrection on Saturday in a 57-43 vote.

The dissenting Republicans faced a backlash from GOP groups local to the states they represent, some of which moved to disavow their senators. "Trump-plus is the way back in 2022", Mr Graham told USA cable show Fox News Sunday.

Democrats and their Republican supporters, however, said that although he was no longer the president, he could still be impeached and face the penalty of being barred from running for office. "Senator Burr did NOT vote the will of the people and should be held accountable".

Kyshia Lineberger, the RNC committeewoman from North Carolina, said she will vote to censure Burr.

The lead House impeachment manager, Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., criticized Republicans like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday for "trying to have it both ways" by voting to acquit former President Donald Trump on a charge that he incited last month's attack on the U.S. Capitol, arguing that history will deem Trump responsible nonetheless.

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In a written statement , he said Trump made unfounded claims about a fraud-riddled election "because he did not like the results". Over 36 years in the Senate, the measured McConnell has earned a reputation for inexpressiveness in the service of caution.

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) finds himself in the firing line back in his home state after he voted to convict ex-President Donald Trump in the Senate impeachment trial on Saturday, with the North Carolina Republican Party now making plans to censure the senator on Monday night. Conversely, no prosecution should ever be rejected for political reasons either - such as hoping that by not prosecuting a political figure it will foster more "unity".

Senator Toomey was also admonished over his vote, with Pennsylvania GOP chairman Lawrence Tabas saying he shared the disappointment "of many of our grassroots leaders and volunteers".

Burr had voted that the Trump impeachment trial was unconstitutional but later voted to convict Trump. "It is because I still believe, as you used to, that politics isn't about the weird worship of one dude", Senator Sasse said in a video addressed to the party leadership in Nebraska. "The facts are clear, ' Burr said in a statement Saturday after casting his 'guilty" vote.

Burr said in a statement after the trial that Trump "bears responsibility" for the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Toomey was censured by five GOP chapters in his state over his vote to convict Trump.

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