NC Republicans move to censure Burr after guilty vote in Trump's impeachment trial
Posted February 14, 2021 11:50 p.m. EST
Updated February 15, 2021 11:55 a.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina Republicans are moving to censure U.S. Sen. Richard Burr for his guilty vote Saturday in former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
Members of the North Carolina Republican Party have scheduled an emergency meeting Monday at 8 p.m. and will issue a statement afterward.
Burr was one of seven Republicans to vote in favor of convicting Trump of inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Republican Sen. Thom Tillis, Burr's North Carolina colleague, voted not guilty.
The final vote tally was 57-43 guilty, but a two-thirds majority was needed for conviction.