The North Carolina Republican Party is expected to censure Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) on Monday for voting to convict former President Trump over last month’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, North Carolina news outlet WBT reports.
Burr, who is retiring from the U.S. Senate in 2022, voted that Trump’s second impeachment trial was unconstitutional, but ultimately voted to convict the former president.
“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 Republican Party chairman Michael Whatley said in a statement Saturday.
Whatley wasn’t the only state GOP official to condemn Burr’s vote.
“I absolutely support a censure of Senator Richard Burr, NC for his vote on the impeachment of President Trump,” North Carolina GOP committee member Kyshia Lineberger said Saturday. “Senator Burr did NOT vote