Republicans turn on seven ‘RINO traitors’ who voted to convict Trump: Louisana GOP censures Senator Bill Cassidy for turning on the ex-president and MAGA supporters tear into Mitt Romney, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski
- Seven GOP senators voted to convict former President Trump on the charge of inciting insurrection during his second impeachment trial
- The senators have been branded ‘traitors’ by furious Republicans, who are now pushing for them to resign or be primaried by other conservatives
- On Saturday evening, the executive committee of the Louisiana GOP unanimously voted to censure Sen. Bill Cassidy for voting to convict Trump
- On Twitter, other Republican senators who voted to convict Trump – including Mitt Romney – were subject to vile threats from members of their own party
Trump was ultimately acquitted 57- 43, with Democrats falling 10 votes short of the 67 needed to convict the former President of inciting insurrection before the January 6 siege of the US Capitol.
While 43 Republican senators chose to support the former President, seven ultimately agreed that Trump violated his oath of office by stirring MAGA fans into a frenzy before they took siege of the building.
Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy was one of the GOP senators who broke ranks with his party, declaring: ‘Our Constitution and our country is more important than any one person. I voted to convict President Trump because he is guilty.’
However, he has been quickly been rebuked by GOP officials in his home state for his scathing assessment of Trump.
The executive committee of the Republican Party of Louisiana unanimously voted on Saturday evening to censure Cassidy.
The group released a statement on Twitter which read: ‘We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the vote today by Sen. Cassidy to convict former President Trump. Fortunately, clearer heads prevailed and President Trump has been acquitted of the impeachment charge filed against him.’
The executive committee of the Republican Party of Louisiana unanimously voted on Saturday evening to censure Cassidy
Hundreds of President Trump’s supporters stormed into the Capitol attacking police, smashing windows and sending lawmakers into hiding on January 6
The other six GOP senators who voted to convict Trump have now been labelled ‘RINO traitors’ and are also being savagely attacked by supporters of the former POTUS.
The six senators are Richard Burr of North Carolina, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, Mitt Romney of Utah, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Patrick Toomey of Pennsylvania.
Conservative commentator and staunch Trump supporter Brigitte Gabriel trolled Romney and Murkowski on Twitter.
‘RT if you want @SarahPalin to primary Lisa Murkowski!!’ she wrote, referring to the former Vice Presidential nominee, who also hails from Alaska.
She then wrote: ‘Mitt Romney should be required to #LeaveTheGOP’.
Gabriel also tweeted directly at the Utah Senator stating: ‘We are counting down the days until you lose your next primary.’
The other six GOP senators who voted to convict Trump have now been labelled ‘RINO traitors’ and are also being savagely attacked by supporters of the former POTUS
‘RINO Traitors’: Utah Sen. Mitt Romney (left) and Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (right) were both attacked by members of their own party on social media after voting to convict Trump
The senators have been branded ‘traitors’ by furious Republicans, who are now pushing for them to resign or be primaried by other conservatives
Others also lashed out at Romney, with one writing: ‘You should really think of becoming a democrat. You’re disloyal, have no integrity, have no honor or sense of loyalty, just like a democrat. You’re a traitor. RINO!!’
Other described him as a ‘piece of garbage’ and wished him a ‘swift trip to hell’.
Maine senator Susan Collins was also not immune from criticism.
She was described as a ‘Satanist traitor’ who needed to be pushed out of office.
Collins, Murkowski and Romney are all moderates who were frequently seen as the three Republican senators most likely to clash with President Trump. However, of the three, only Romney voted to convict Trump during his first impeachment trial last year.
Maine senator Susan Collins was also not immune from criticism. She was described as a ‘Satanist traitor’ who needed to be pushed out of office
Trump is seen speaking on January 6 at his Stop The Steal rally in Washington, DC, shortly before his supporters stormed the Capitol