Sen. Lindsey Graham questioned GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's political acumen while continuing to publicly show fealty to Donald Trump during a Tuesday night interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News. If I had to take that vote again, I would vote to uphold my oath of office.
"Is this still Donald Trump's party?" host Steve Inskeep asked Sasse.
"If you don't get that, you're just not looking", Graham argued. There was going to have to be Republicans being the ones who take him on.
"Oh my, what a disappointment you are to us and to God!"
Atlanta prosecutors opened a criminal investigation into whether Trump attempted to overturn his election loss in Georgia, including a January 2 phone call in which he urged the state's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to "find" enough votes to reverse Biden's narrow victory. "You are the hope of the future of conservatism, President Trump, but we've got to make some changes to get back the White House in 2024 and have a Republican majority in the Senate and the House in 2022".
In remarks on the Senate floor after the vote Saturday, McConnell said Trump was "practically and morally responsible" for the insurrection.
Prior to the impeachment vote, Sasse had already rubbed party leaders the wrong way in Nebraska.
Rep Liz Cheney of Wyoming, was the first to be censured by her State Republican Party.
"Let's be clear, the anger in the state party has never been about me violating principle or abandoning conservative policy", Sasse, who was reelected to another six-year Senate term in the fall, said in the video.
The Illinois congressman cited most Republicans' seeming unwillingness to hold Trump accountable for his role in encouraging violence on January 6, as well as the party's support of lawmakers such as Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has drawn criticism for past social media posts in which she's suggested support for killing Democratic politicians, unfounded QAnon theories and racist views.
Trump's lawyer and an extremist group have also been accused in the case. And given that many Trump supporters believe the election was stolen, is the US properly prepared for more attacks like what was carried out at the Capitol last month.
Giuliani remained one of Trump's most loyal supporters throughout his presidency, even though his close relationship with the president has resulted in numerous legal troubles of his own. Burr had previously said the impeachment proceeding was unconstitutional. "I have I think I have a pretty demonstrated record of independence and bucking the party, and it certainly causes some issues within the party itself".
"That, in fact, doesn't come within my realm of what I can actually move forward", she said.
Trump's statement Tuesday adds McConnell to the list of Republicans whom the former President is targeting after they opposed him.