But in a move that startled some members of his party, Burr joined six of his Republican colleagues in convicting Trump of "incitement of insurrection".
"Tonight, the North Carolina Republican Party Central Committee voted unanimously to censure Senator Richard Burr for his vote to convict former President Trump in the impeachment trial which he declared to be unconstitutional", North Carolina Republican Party's Central Committee said in a statement following their unanimous vote Monday night.
Even most Republicans didn't defend Trump's words or actions, the piece pointed out, citing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's post-trial remarks as a prime example. But he voted not to convict because "it would strain our own constitutional boundaries", he said.
Speaking after the vote, Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said, "There is no question that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking" the January 6 insurrection.
Burr, who said last week there was "compelling" evidence that President Trump was guilty of inciting an insurrection, said after the committee vote that it was a "sad day" for North Carolina Republicans.
He said his vote against conviction was "a close question", Mr.
Burr is not the only one who has faced repercussions following his Saturday vote. GOP Rep. Dan Bishop said that he supported the immediate censure of Burr.
Yael Halon is a reporter for Fox News.
"I certainly will be behind her because I think she represents the future of the Republican Party", Graham added. Pat Toomey over his vote to convict Trump, according to county party officials. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Bill Cassidy for his decision to convict Trump.
Some Republican county chairs believe a couple of dozen or two county parties have voted to censure Toomey, and more are moving in that direction. "I'm attempting to hold President Trump accountable. and I am very confident that as time passes people will move to that position".
Donald Trump may decide to run again for president, but he won't win another national election because his behavior following the 2020 vote was inexcusable and will mar his legacy forever, The Wall Street Journal editorial board wrote on Monday.
"Our Senators have both been criticized for their vote".
York County's Republican Party voted to censure Toomey on Saturday, and the resolution's sponsor, state Rep. Dawn Keefer, said the county party "has reached the limits of its frustration" with Toomey, complaining that Toomey "sat silently" as Democrats attacked Trump for four years.
Rice, who was also among the group of House Republicans that voted to impeach Trump, was censured by the South Carolina Republican Party late last month for his vote.
ABC News' Alisa Wiersema contributed reporting.
"We did not send him there to vote his conscience".