Burr faces censure by North Carolina GOP for voting to convict Trump

In this image from video senators vote during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington Saturday Feb. 13 2021

Walker's tweet signals how unpopular Burr's vote will be in North Carolina, and the ad also signals how popular Trump is with the Republican base.

The dissenting Republicans faced a backlash from GOP groups local to the states they represent, some of which moved to disavow their senators.

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. "I'm really disheartened by his choice and his vote".

A majority (56%) of respondents agree that the prosecutors' evidence, as presented by House impeachment managers during the Senate trial, was strong, while 37% say it was weak. "Senator Burr did NOT vote the will of the people and should be held accountable. I am running to replace Richard Burr because North Carolina needs a true conservative champion as their next senator", Walker tweeted, along with a campaign ad.

Republicans are turning en masse on the seven GOP senators who chose to convict Donald Trump during his second impeachment trial on Saturday.

Burr announced in 2016 when reelected that he would not seek another term in 2022. Conversely, no prosecution should ever be rejected for political reasons either - such as hoping that by not prosecuting a political figure it will foster more "unity".

A two-thirds majority was needed in the 100-member Senate to convict Trump of the charge of inciting the January 6 attack on the US Capitol by his supporters but only 57 senators voted "guilty". Among Burr's critics is state party chairman Michael Whatley, who called the senator's decision "shocking and disappointing". "If you don't believe me, you can ask Mitch McConnell". But in a scathing speech on the Senate floor just after the vote, McConnell said Trump was "practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of that day" while also arguing that he believed the trial was unconstitutional because Trump was no longer in office.

Some Utah Republicans are hoping to censure Sen.

"There is no question that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of that day", McConnell said, adding the president's false statements about a stolen election created an atmosphere that led to the violence and destruction on January 6.

"Our historic, patriotic and lovely movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun", Trump said in a statement issued just moments after the Senate vote.

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