Seven Republicans had joined the Democrats in voting guilty. Richard Burr late Monday over his vote to convict Donald Trump at his impeachment trial last week - the latest GOP lawmaker to draw backlash at home for finding the former president guilty of inciting the bloody attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Trump's second Senate impeachment trial concluded on Saturday with a 57-43 vote in favour of convicting.
The effort fell 10 votes short of the 67 needed to convict but served to fortify the junior senator from Nebraska's bona fides as a conservative with an independent streak and put him further at odds with party leaders back home. Trump could also be sued by victims, though he has some constitutional protections, including if he acted while carrying out the duties of president.
The gap between them widened when McConnell declared on the Senate floor on Saturday that Trump was "practically and morally responsible" for the deadly January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.
A Trump adviser, Jason Miller, said in a statement that Trump did not organize the rally that preceded the riot and "did not incite or conspire to incite any violence at the Capitol on January 6th".
The two-page letter goes on to defend Trump as a man of Christian faith and criticizes Kinzinger for attacking the former president, reportedly saying: "You won't convince us otherwise with your frightful, rude accusations of President Trump!" He then said in a statement that the Senate's vote to proceed with the trial established a precedent that a former president could be impeached.
Whatley believes Trump played a strong role in in helping down-ballot North Carolina candidates in 2020, including newly reelected GOP Sen.
At the same time, some of Trump supporters want focus on Pelosi's actions before the riot, alleging that she bears some responsibility for failing to secure the Capitol.
Toomey, who is retiring after two terms in the Senate, said, "I did what I thought was right, and I would certainly like to think that regardless of my political circumstances or whether I was running for office again or not, I would do the same thing".
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An economist, she previously served as Nigeria's finance minister and as managing director of the World Bank. She studied development economics at Harvard after experiencing civil war in Nigeria as a teenager.
Biden has mostly stayed close to the White House since taking office almost a month ago, leaving the D.C. area only for weekend trips to his DE home and the Camp David presidential retreat in the Catoctin Mountains in Maryland.
Within hours of Burr's decision, the North Carolina GOP and 2022 Republican Senate candidate Mark Walker quickly rebuked Burr.
While some Republicans are pushing to censure Utah Sen.
Trump, a Republican, has said the probes are politically motivated. The Manhattan district attorney's office is investigating whether the Trump Organization violated state laws, such as insurance fraud, tax fraud or other schemes to defraud.
Indiana University law professor Gerard Magliocca said Trump will likely be dismissed as a defendant from the lawsuit because of a U.S. Supreme Court decision from 1982 that protects presidents from lawsuits over official acts.
The senator was quick to note that he was not lumping "the hundreds of violent mob rioters" that attacked the federal seat of government with the 74 million Americans who cast ballots for the former president.
"I don't think we can get a full picture of what happened without subpoenaing uncooperative witnesses", Swalwell told me.
"All I wanted to do was do my job, and the insurrection that occurred prevented me from doing that", Thompson, D-Miss., told reporters Tuesday as he recounted his harrowing experiences as Trump loyalists broke into the Capitol and disrupted the constitutionally mandated process of certifying the election. "We sent him there to represent us".