Twice during the left’s sham impeachment trial against Donald Trump, there was a vote to dismiss the case. Many legal experts explained the Constitution did not allow for impeachment against a man who already left office. The vast majority of Republicans in the Senate voted to dismiss. But thanks to a few turncoats, the meaningless trial continued.
Last weekend, the Senate voted to acquit Trump of the House’s one charge against him. But although Democrats could not get 67 votes for a conviction, seven Republicans betrayed the party to vote against the former president. They include the usual RINOs like Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins. But they were joined by Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Ben Sasse, and Pat Toomey.
It didn’t take long for these so-called conservatives to face backlash from their supporters back home. Cassidy was quickly censured by the Louisiana GOP. Then Richard Burr was next to get censured.
The Central Committee of the North Carolina Republican Party censured Sen. Richard Burr Monday evening for his impeachment vote.
The statement said, “The NCGOP agree with the strong majority of Republicans in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate that the Democrat-led attempt to impeach a former President lies outside the United States Constitution.” [Source: Breitbart]
Of all the anti-Trump Republicans that voted against Trump, Mitt Romney has the longest history of both opposing the president—and outraging his party back home. He had already faced the prospect of a recall not long ago. His comments and voting record frequently contradict the values of the folks back in Utah.
Not surprisingly, his little impeachment stunt might cost him.
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) faces potential censure from his own party in Utah if a petition spreading among the state’s GOP gains traction…
“Senator Willard Mitt Romney has prioritized his personal and political vendetta against President Donald J. Trump ahead of the Constitution of the United States, the interest of We, the People, and the advancement of the Republican Platform,” the petition alleges in part. [Source: Daily Wire]
If that movement gains enough steam, Utah’s GOP will be compelled to issue a censure. While censures are embarrassing and painful to a politician’s career—they might not be adequate in confront Republicans who clearly have no interest in supporting conservative interests. Perhaps the only way these RINOs will learn is if they lose their jobs.
The most vulnerable Republican who turned on Trump is Lisa Murkowski. She has opposed the former president numerous times. Trump even once famously promised to go to Alaska and personally rally—for whatever candidate runs against her in the 2022 primaries. The senator is up for re-election in just two years. This vote might seal her fate.
Again and again, we see a growing divide between what Republicans at the state level want and what their “representatives” are doing in D.C. It seems there are many Republican lawmakers who are more concerned with placating the swamp, than supporting the issues their supporters care about. They continue to neglect the very people who got them into office.
Do they really think it will never come back on them?