Poll Shows Nearly 60% in US Believe Senate Should Have Convicted Trump

Monday, 15 Feb, 2021

His supporters marched to the Capitol and destroyed federal property and the idea of democracy while chanting "Hang Mike Pence" and aiming to attack all senators supporting Biden, and opposing Trump. According to the poll, "nearly equal numbers" of Democrats and Republicans "believe the senators voted based on politics".

"There is no question, none, that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day", senior Republican party leader Mitch McConnell said after he had voted to acquit Trump. Toomey was censured by five GOP chapters in his state over his vote to convict Trump. 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.

Prosecuting the case against Trump last week, Raskin and other impeachment managers argued that he incited his supporters' attack on the Capitol by spreading debunked conspiracy theories claiming that the presidential election was stolen from him, in effect greenlighting the attack through his rhetoric. "Fortunately, clearer heads prevailed and President Trump has been acquitted of the impeachment charge filed against him".

The North Carolina GOP voted Monday to formally censure Burr. Bill Cassidy on Saturday and several county Republican parties in Pennsylvania have rebuked Sen.

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) finds himself in the firing line back in his home state after he voted to convict ex-President Donald Trump in the Senate impeachment trial on Saturday, with the North Carolina Republican Party now making plans to censure the senator on Monday night. It was the most bipartisan impeachment trial verdict ever, with seven Republicans voting with Democrats to convict. "History will remember that statement of speaking out of two sides of his mouth", she said. Among Burr's critics is state party chairman Michael Whatley, who called the senator's decision "shocking and disappointing". The Senate, in an earlier vote, had deemed the trial constitutional.

"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 represent the will of the people and that is a shame'.

"Am I grateful that the president says, 'You're our guy in U.S. Senate 2022?' Of course, I am", Walker said. Romney dodged a censure resolution by Utah Republicans a year ago over his vote to convict Trump during the first impeachment trial. Murkowski could lose her seat to Sarah Palin, who has threatened to challenge the incumbent senator.