7 Republican Senators Who Voted to Convict Trump Face Backlash From Within Party

- THE POCH TIMES - Feb 14, 2021 -

ZACHARY STIEBER


Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) points to her a Batman mask as she departs after House impeachment managers rested their case in impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, on charges of inciting the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington on 11, 2021. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

The seven Republican senators who called former President Donald Trump guilty of inciting an insurrection are already facing backlash from within the GOP, where Trump remains a popular figure.

The Louisiana GOP’s Executive Committee unanimously voted to censure Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) over his vote, the party said in a brief statement.


The state party had said earlier this week that it was “profoundly disappointed” when Cassidy sided with five other Republicans and all Democrats in the upper chamber to declare the trial constitutional.



Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), another guilty vote, was condemned by the North Carolina Republican Party.


“North Carolina Republicans sent Senator Burr to the United States Senate to uphold the Constitution and his vote today to convict in a trial that he declared unconstitutional is shocking and disappointing,” North Carolina GOP Chairman Michael Whatley said in a statement.


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