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Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) finds himself in the firing line back in his home state after he voted to convict ex-President Donald Trump in the Senate impeachment trial on Saturday, with the North Carolina Republican Party now making plans to censure the senator on Monday night.
It's likely that the vote - which will be held by the party's central committee, according to party spokesman Tim Wigginton - will pass given the swift Republican anger toward the senator on Saturday after he cast his guilty vote.
These messages have come after the US Senate acquitted Trump for the second time in his impeachment trials. "A trial that even he said was unconstitutional", she said in an email.
However, Johnson's message has been overshadowed by the newly-elected US President Joe Biden's decreasing faith in American democracy.
However, Trump's Republican colleagues despite opposition to his style of functioning, did not allow the Senate to punish him.
"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 reads. Urging Americans to defend the democracy, Biden said, "We must be ever vigilant ... each of us has a duty and responsibility as Americans, and especially as leaders, to defend the truth and to defeat the lies".
"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". Meanwhile, some Republicans who voted to convict Trump are already facing fallout.