North Carolina Republican Richard Burr voted to convict President Donald Trump on his lone impeachment charge Saturday, a surprising vote for the retiring senator.
“As I said on January 6th, the President bears responsibility for these tragic events. 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. Therefore, I have voted to convict,” Burr said in a statement. “I do not make this decision lightly, but I believe it is necessary.
“By what he did and by what he did not do, President Trump violated his oath of office to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
The acquittal of President Trump today was expected. What was unexpected: every single Democrat voting against the President. The addition of seven Republican senators was surprising as well as McConnell’s disgraceful speech after the acquittal:
It feels like the end of the Senate trial was the end of the closing act of a play. The country’s fate is sealed by the actions of these Communist traitors. Every member of the federal government is now either a traitor or a collaborator.
I doubt anyone feels that this coup is done and settled history. When the majority of the country does not recognize the selected “president”,
insurrection restoration is inevitable.