GOP Senators Facing Backlash Back Home After Voting to Convict Trump

Despite most having voting records strongly supporting the Trump agenda, the GOP members of the Senate who sided with Democrats to convict former President Trump are facing backlash in their home states. Are they heroes or turncoats?


The seven Republican senators who voted to convict former President Trump in his second impeachment are facing backlash from GOP groups in the home states.


reporting from the left side of the aisle


  • Business Insider singled out Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, whose vote to convict Trump is “insulated from a primary challenge” due to Alaska’s recent changes in election format, while also quoting Sasse’ response to the Nebraska GOP: “But let’s be clear about why this is happening. It’s because I still believe, as you used to, that politics isn’t about the weird worship of one dude.”
  • Vox characterized the censure and disapproval of the seven senators as clear evidence of Trump’s continued popularity among grassroots Republicans.
  • The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran an editorial that could easily have run in any of dozens of mainstream papers, calling the Republicans who voted to convict Trump “heroes”, saying “America needs two vibrant parties”, leaving unsaid the suggestion that the two parties should do what just one party (the Democrats) wants to do.




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