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Trump ally and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham told Fox News that Burr's vote basically assured that if Lara were to launch a bid, she would earn the Republican nomination in the state.

State and local Republican parties have used and threatened censure as a way to punish Republicans that broke ranks to join Democrats in their second impeachment push. Louisiana's GOP censured Sen.

The Johnston County Republican Party said it has "encouraged" the state's GOP group to censure Burr, while Republican North Carolina congressman Dan Bishop seconded a Twitter user's call for the senator's censure.

Burr has previously said he would not run again in 2022, and as Senate Intelligence Committee chairman, he had done little to push back against allegations of Russian collusion against Trump.

"I absolutely support a censure of Senator Richard Burr, NC for his vote on the impeachment of President Trump", committee member Kyshia Lineberger wrote on Facebook on Saturday. The evidence is compelling that President Trump is guilty of inciting an insurrection against a coequal branch of government and that the charge rises to the level of high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

In a statement, Washington GOP Chairman Dave Ball alleged Pennsylvania's Republican Party nearly produced a resolution to censure Toomey prior to the impeachment trial, until the senator assured he would "neither vote to continue the trial nor vote for impeachment".

Seven Republican senators joined all 50 Democrats on Saturday in voting to convict Trump for inciting the mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6 in an attempted insurrection. "Senator Burr did NOT vote the will of the people and should be held accountable".

Former US president Donald Trump, fresh from his impeachment acquittal, has hinted he might return to public life to rally for the Republican Party sooner than you might think.

"I am going to vote to censure Sen".

Democrats and their Republican supporters, however, said that although he was no longer the president, he could still be impeached and face the penalty of being barred from running for office. It takes 67 votes to convict. I still believe that to be the case.

The draft goes on to say Romney "embarrassed the State of Utah" when he was the only Republican senator to vote to convict Trump during his first impeachment trial.

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