NC GOP to vote on censuring Burr after impeachment vote

NC GOP to vote on censuring Burr after impeachment vote”

Biden implored us to be vigilant in protecting our "fragile" democracy and noted that "each of us has a duty and responsibility as Americans, and especially as leaders, to defend the truth and to defeat the lies".

"I absolutely support a censure of Senator Richard Burr, NC for his vote on the impeachment of President Trump", committee member Kyshia Lineberger wrote on Facebook on Saturday. Richard Burr, R-N.C., on Monday night over his impeachment vote - making him the latest Republican to face home state backlash after breaking with former President Donald Trump. The evidence is compelling that President Trump is guilty of inciting an insurrection against a coequal branch of government and that the charge rises to the level of high Crimes and Misdemeanors. "Senator Burr did NOT vote the will of the people and should be held accountable". Among Burr's critics is state party chairman Michael Whatley, who called the senator's decision "shocking and disappointing".

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, a staunch Trump supporter, told Fox News that Senator Burr had just made Lara Trump - Mr Trump's daughter-in-law - "almost the certain nominee for the senate seat in North Carolina to replace him in she runs".

"Our historic, patriotic and attractive movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun", Trump said in a statement issued just moments after the Senate vote.

As Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tweeted Sunday, the impeachment trial was about more than Trump's speech before the Capitol attack on January 6. The Louisiana GOP said Saturday that it unanimously voted to censure Cassidy because of his vote.

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Seven Republicans joined Democrats in the Senate in voting to convict the former president.

"I said, "Mr president, this MAGA (Make America Great Again) movement needs to continue".

Further, the Wyoming Republican Party last month overwhelmingly passed a motion censuring Ms Cheney - a move she shrugged off as "mistaken". It takes 67 votes to convict. Burr initially voted against the trial's constitutionality, but said he resolved to be an "impartial juror" once the full Senate made a decision to proceed. The facts are clear.

Ultimately, Trump was acquitted of the charge because the 57-43 vote fell short of the two-thirds majority needed for conviction.

"There is no question that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of that day", McConnell said, adding the president's false statements about a stolen election created an atmosphere that led to the violence and destruction on January 6.

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