By Bryan Anderson | February 15, 2021 at 8:42 PM EST – Updated February 15 at 8:42 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The North Carolina Republican Party has voted to censure Sen. Richard Burr over his vote to convict former President Donald Trump during Trump’s second impeachment trial.
NCGOP Chairman Michael Whatley says the resolution is merely symbolic and aims to express the state party’s disappointment with Burr’s decision.
Burr is one of seven Republicans who voted to convict Trump of “incitement of insurrection” on Saturday.
Burr had previously said the impeachment proceeding was unconstitutional. Trump was acquitted after falling short of the two-thirds majority needed for conviction.
Burr said in a statement after the trial that Trump “bears responsibility” for the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
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