The effort to convict Trump for "incitement of insurrection" fell short by a 57-43 margin.
"Well, I think that the cancel culture where we see the President kicked off of all, the former President kicked off of all social media, where we see people losing their jobs, where we see people who have been hit on social media or deplatformed is entirely different from us as a state party saying that we disagree with one particular vote cast by a senator", Whatley stated. "My party's leadership has chosen loyalty to one man over the core principles of the Republican Party and the founders of our great nation".
"Days after the six-term IL lawmaker urged Trump's removal from office for his role in the January 6 Capitol riot, close to a dozen members of his family sent him a handwritten letter, shaming him for siding with "'the devil's army'".
Trump's overall favorability is at 34 per cent, down from where it hovered throughout his presidency - but gets 81 per cent approval among Republicans.
Despite voting to acquit, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a scathing rebuke of Trump's actions immediately after the verdict.
"There's still more evidence that the American people need and deserve to hear and a 9/11 commission is a way to make sure that we secure the Capitol going forward", said Sen.
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), who served as one of the impeachment managers, said a serious reckoning will have to include digging deeper into Trump's role and conduct, and as such will require subpoena power.
Following his censure on Monday, Burr echoed Kinzinger's lament that the former president's supporters have abandoned traditional conservative values.
In choosing Wisconsin for his first trip, Biden picked one of the most politically divided states to test his pitch that he has the ability to bring the country together after one of the most hard periods in recent history.
His argument was not that Trump wasn't guilty.
The state party's vote was postponed until March due to concerns over weather conditions in the state, but the senator has stood firm against party leaders who have criticized his anti-Trump positions. The Louisiana GOP executive committee unanimously voted later that day to censure Sen. We did not send him there to do the right thing or whatever he said he was doing. Will he face any further charges and can he now run for office again in 2024?
The North Carolina Republican Party has voted to censure Sen. The Senate, in an earlier vote, had deemed the trial constitutional.
Pennsylvania's Republican Party is planning a meeting to potentially censure U.S. Sen. Please take a minute to sign up to our mailing list so we can stay in touch with you, our community. "They are that, but they're primarily a public declaration of what the oath of office means and what kind of behavior we want of presidents in the future", he said. "You have even fallen for their socialism [sic] ideals", she continued, calling his decisions, "So, so, sad!" "You have embarrassed the Kinzinger family name", the letter continues.
Kinzinger, for his part, believes his family members have been subject to "brainwashing" by their churches.
"When people say I'm a breakout star that always make me feel a little uncomfortable because my objective in coming to Washington was to represent the people of the Virgin Islands and fight for those things that are important to them, not to necessarily to be a star but I'm trying to use the platform to elevate the issues of the territories", Plaskett said.