NC GOP to vote on censuring Burr after impeachment vote

  • NC GOP to vote on censuring Burr after impeachment vote

NC GOP to vote on censuring Burr after impeachment vote

In a statement after the vote, Mr Trump offered few clues, but was defiant as he told supporters their movement "has only just begun".

Forty-three Republican senators on Saturday voted to acquit former President Donald Trump of inciting a violent insurrection, but a new poll released Monday shows that almost three out of five Americans think the Senate should have convicted Trump for his role in the assault on the U.S. Capitol.

"When this process started, I believed that it was unconstitutional to impeach a president who was no longer in office".

Burr said in a statement on Saturday that Trump "bears responsibility" for the insurrection, adding that the former President "used his office to first inflame the situation instead of immediately calling for an end to the assault".

Trump was acquitted by a 57-43 Senate vote.

"I voted to convict President Trump because he is guilty", the senator said.

"We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the vote today by Sen".

"What the president did was terrible", Schumer said. "Fortunately, clearer heads prevailed and President Trump has been acquitted of the impeachment charge filed against him".

In a statement, Washington GOP Chairman Dave Ball alleged Pennsylvania's Republican Party nearly produced a resolution to censure Toomey prior to the impeachment trial, until the senator assured he would "neither vote to continue the trial nor vote for impeachment".

However, Johnson's message has been overshadowed by the newly-elected US President Joe Biden's decreasing faith in American democracy.

Utah GOP Chairman Derek Brown says he's aware of the censure motion but has not seen it yet.

Party spokesman Tim Wigginton told multiple news outlets Sunday that the group's central committee would meet for the vote Monday night.

"His job is to do the will of the people and to support his constituents", Lineberger wrote in a Faceboook post. "Senator Burr did NOT vote the will of the people and should be held accountable".

That leaves Republicans in a precarious position as they try to forge a winning coalition in the 2022 midterm elections for control of Congress and a 2024 White House race that might include Mr Trump as a candidate. Richard Burr for his vote to convict former President Donald Trump during his second impeachment trial - a move that would make him the latest GOP senator to be reprimanded by his state party for siding with Democrats in the trial. The Louisiana GOP said Saturday that it unanimously voted to censure Cassidy because of his vote.