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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

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 8, 2020. Burr sold hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of stock in major companies last month, as President Trump and others in his party were still playing down the threat presented by the coronavirus outbreak and before the stock market's precipitous plunge. (Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times)

— 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.

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