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Patty Aguilar | 17 February, 2021, 02:27

The York County Republican Committee voted to censure Toomey after he voted to convict Trump.

Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of insults at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who last week voted to acquit Trump but also said the former president bore responsibility for inciting the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

North Carolina Republican Chairman Michael Whatley condemned Burr for voting against the former president, as a "shocking and disappointing" abdication of his duty to voters.

State Republican parties are taking action against GOP lawmakers who have reprimanded former U.S. President Donald Trump. There is also the question of whether Trump broke federal law in withholding aid to Ukraine, the subject of his first impeachment trial.

While a majority of the Senate, 57 of the 100 members, voted for conviction, it fell short of the two-thirds majority required.

Whether this happens remains to be seen but Trump's sizeable core fan base will make it hard for another Republican candidate to stand out. "By what he did and by what he did not do, President Trump violated his oath of office to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States".

In explaining his vote, Burr said Trump "bears responsibility" for the January 6 attack - which left five people dead, including a police officer - and lambasted the ex-president for using his office to "inflame the situation instead of immediately calling for an end to the assault".

"President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office as an ordinary citizen", Senator McConnell said.

That was an 18-point jump since a similar Politico/Morning Consult poll taken the day after the US Capitol riot on Jan 6.

Adam Kinzinger is in trouble with his family for joining the "devil's army" and voting to impeach Donald Trump. However House managers, led by Rep Jamie Raskin, have correctly argued that actually calling witnesses would not have changed enough Republican votes set into stone, from acquit to convict, and that needlessly prolonging the trial risked losing votes to convict.

US lawmakers will form 9/11-style panel to probe Capitol violence, says Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Jason Miller, an adviser to Trump, dismissed the allegations in the lawsuit, citing Trump's acquittal in the Senate.

Biden has mostly stayed close to the White House since taking office almost a month ago, leaving the D.C. area only for weekend trips to his DE home and the Camp David presidential retreat in the Catoctin Mountains in Maryland.

The state party's vote was postponed until March due to concerns over weather conditions in the state, but the senator has stood firm against party leaders who have criticized his anti-Trump positions.

Following his censure on Monday, Burr echoed Kinzinger's lament that the former president's supporters have abandoned traditional conservative values.

In a break from the GOP infighting, the Utah Republican Party announced earlier Wednesday that it would not censure Sen.

Mr Trump's impeachment lawyers said he did nothing illegal.

Graham told Fox News host Chris Wallace that Burr "just made Lara Trump nearly the certain nominee for the Senate seat in North Carolina to replace him if she runs".

Critics have said that Trump and Giuliani helped incite the attack during the "Save America" rally, where both repeated false claims that the election had been stolen. "I think the idea that the Republican Party is just one swath...it's just not nuanced".

Pence had issued a lengthy statement on why he was refusing Trump's demands that he send back votes that had been certified by states for Joe Biden, and video played at trial showed MAGA rioters cheering 'hang Mike Pence'. We're not rebuking him or going after his record.

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