Top Lawmaker Faces Consequences for Trump Impeachment Vote

Top Lawmaker Faces Consequences for Trump Impeachment Vote

( – For some of the Republican senators who voted to convict President Trump last Saturday, the chickens are already coming home to roost. One of the renegades is already facing disciplinary action from her state’s Republican party machine.

On February 13, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) was one of seven GOP senators who joined the Democrats in trying to convict President Trump of inciting an insurrection. Now the Maine Republican Party says it’s planning a meeting to discuss her behavior – and possibly censure her for turning on the former president.

The leaders of the state’s 16 county committees have already held a Zoom conference, where some harsh criticism of Collins was aired. Now it’s the state party’s turn.

According to an article from Bangor Daily News, Collins released a statement on Wednesday indicating that her vote to convict was “impartial justice.” Her possible censure comes in the wake of disciplinary action against other lawmakers who voted against Trump as well. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) have all been censured by their states.

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