According to a new report from Fox News, GOP Senators who voted to convict Trump during his impeachment trial are facing a backlash at home.
The Louisiana GOP unanimously voted to censure Senator Cassidy because of his vote to convict Trump.
Cassidy wrote on Twitter “Our Constitution and our country is more important than any one person. I voted to convict President Trump because he is guilty.”
Our Constitution and our country is more important than any one person. I voted to convict President Trump because he is guilty. pic.twitter.com/ute0xPc4BH
— U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy) February 13, 2021
Meanwhile the Pennsylvania GOP blasted Senator Toomey for his vote to convict Trump.
“This post-presidency impeachment proceeding was an unconstitutional theft of time and energy that did absolutely nothing to unify or help the American people,” PAGOP Chairman Lawrence Tabas said in a statement. “I share the disappointment of many of our grassroots leaders and volunteers over Senator Toomey’s vote today. The vote to acquit was the constitutionally correct outcome.”
North Carolina’s GOP blasted Senator Burr for his vote to convict Trump.
“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,” NCGOP Chairman Michael Whatley said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Ben Sasse of Nebraska has already been censured by his party’s Republican party.
“You are welcome to censure me again,” Sasse said in a video earlier this month, “but let’s be clear about why this is happening. It’s because I still believe, as you used to, that politics isn’t about the weird worship of one dude.”