For a second time, Donald Trump beat a Democrat attempt to convict him. Because the majority of Republican senators voted no, the Senate acquitted Trump of the charge of “incitement.”
But it wasn’t a full sweep of the GOP. Seven senators shocked the party by voting against the former president.
Plenty of people back in their home states are not happy with how these senators voted. And already, they are beginning to feel the heat.
From The Epoch Times:
The seven Republican senators who called former President Donald Trump guilty of inciting an insurrection are already facing backlash from within the GOP, where Trump remains a popular figure.
Of the ones who voted against Trump, here are those already facing backlash, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.).
Much like in the case of Liz Cheney, state Republicans are not happy with how these senators voted.
The usual suspects sided with the swamp to condemn Trump. Three of them so far are facing criticism or worse from their states.
Louisiana’s GOP Executive Committee voted unanimously to censure Sen. Cassidy. Sen. Burr was condemned by North Carolina Republicans. And the chairman of Pennsylvania’s GOP criticized Sen. Toomey’s vote.
Some of the other senators who turned on Trump might face backlash as well. Lisa Murkowski, a longtime Trump enemy, is up for re-election soon. Trump has even famously promised to campaign for whoever runs against her in the primaries.
Mitt Romney voted against Trump, but that shouldn’t surprise most patriots. While he might not be up for re-election soon, his state has threatened him with recalls efforts in the past. That might happen again.
There is a very obvious divide between what Republicans nationwide want and what these seven senators (and ten from the House) did. The media and D.C. swamp might have branded Trump a villain, but not his millions of supporters.
To turn on him now appears to be the height of cowardice. These senators weren’t doing what was best for the country, but what was best for their careers.
In the end, it might hurt both.
- Seven Republican senators voted against Trump in the impeachment trial.
- Three of them have already faced backlash from their states, including one censure.
- The other four might soon face consequences as well.
Source: The Epoch Times