Republican Senator Faces Punishment at Home for Impeachment Vote

Republican Senator Faces Punishment at Home for Impeachment Vote

( – The second impeachment proceeding against former President Donald Trump concluded on Saturday, February 13, with the 43-57 vote resulting in his acquittal. Seven Senate Republicans joined 50 Democrats in voting for impeachment, but they fell short of the 67 needed to convict. Some of those GOP representatives are now facing the disapproval of their voters.

Richard Burr (R-NC) is the first to face repercussions. On Monday, the North Carolina GOP committee voted to censure him.

Censure is merely a formal statement of disapproval; it does not involve the removal of a candidate from office. In any case, Burr has already announced his intention to retire. His term is up in 2022, and he will not seek election after that.

Richard Burr wasn’t the only representative to face disciplinary action. On Saturday, Louisiana voted to censure Senator Bill Cassidy for his decision at the trial. In addition, the Nebraska GOP attempted to censure Senator Ben Sasse earlier this month for his position on Trump’s impeachment. A report from AP News also stated that the Maine GOP is currently considering a rebuke of Senator Susan Collins’ vote.

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