Censuring Republicans who voted to impeach or convict – a sample letter to the editor

I sent the following letter to my local newspaper after seeing that the North Carolina state Republican Party may censure Senator Richard Burr for voting to convict the seditious former president. This follows on similar votes executed or planned in other states to censure the likes of Representative Liz Cheney, Senator Ben Sasse, Senator Pat Toomey and Senator Bill Cassidy and maybe the others. Please feel free to adapt and use. I hope they print it.

Two thoughts pop into my head about the state Republican parties that are censuring Republicans who voted to impeach or convict the seditious former president. Each time they take aim at one of them, it gives them the chance to repeat their resolve into why the former president is a traitor. Which leads me to my second thought. Being a traitor and causing the death of now seven people by consistently lying and inciting an insurrection is not worth censuring, but telling said traitor they do not approve of that behavior is. There is something terribly wrong with this picture. Burr, Cheney, Murkowski, et al are the real heroes who knew beforehand they would get backlash, yet did it anyway.

27 thoughts on “Censuring Republicans who voted to impeach or convict – a sample letter to the editor

    • Janis, I believe it is just noise. To me, it will backfire on them, as when the truth is on the side of the censure target, they are giving further opportunity for the target to call the former president a traitor. Keith

    • Thanks Jill. See my note to Erika regarding the editorial the newspaper ran. Condemning a truth teller is not the wisest course. I also called my Republican Congressman who supported the censure of Senator Richard Burr. I told him I viewed Burr as a hero with political courage. Keith

      • I did see your response to Erika, and I also saw Scottie’s comment about Bill Cassidy. It’s great to know that at least some Republicans in Congress remember that their loyalty is supposed to be to We the People, not to a political party.

      • Jill, true. Their voices need a larger echo than those who lie as a matter of course. My Congressman Dan Bishop is a lot like Lindsey Graham – weasel-like in behavior. This kind of behavior is very disheartening. Graham and Bishop are all in on Trump. Keith

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  2. Note to Readers: These are the leaders of the Republican party in each state that are censuring the courageous seventeen Republicans who voted to convict or impeach the seditious former president. These are not rank and file MAGA folks. In essence, they are censuring people in their view that had the temerity to think betraying the United States is a problem. But, if you are on our team, betraying one’s country is OK.

    • Scottie, well done. Cheney, Sasse, Murkowski and Burr have pushed back similarly. I saw where 58% of Americans said the seditious former president should have been convicted with Independents at 64%, Dems at 88% and Trump party at 14%. Keith

      • Scottie, as we both know, sycophants like Lindsey Graham made this deal with the devil four years ago. They will reap what they sow regardless of the direction they go. Keith

  3. Note to Readers: At Scottie’s suggestion, here is the defense of Senator Bill Cassidy’s vote to convict the seditious former president.

    Senator Bill Cassidy, (R , La.) tweeted on Saturday that he voted to convict former President Donald Trump in the Senate impeachment trial “because he is guilty.”

    “Our Constitution and our country is more important than any one person. I voted to convict President Trump because he is guilty,” Cassidy tweeted.

  4. A great letter, Keith. The very idea that some in government feel those that do the right thing and follow their conscience should be punished. They’re acting like spoiled children who didn’t get their way. Their actions go against things we tell our children are fair. Shame on them. —- Suzanne

    • Suzanne, it is very telling. The sad part of all of this is those sycophants in the Congress know the seditious former president is guilty, untruthful and a bully. The need to stop worrying about keeping their job and do their job. Keith

  5. Note to Readers: And, here a few thoughts from a former Miss America and Republican Attorney General candidate about her party:

    “Erika Harold, a former AG candidate for Illinois and former Miss America, tweeted her disgust at the GOP in days following Donald Trump’s acquittal in the impeachment trial for the violence that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

    ‘As a Republican, I am ashamed so many in my party actively perpetuated the falsehood of a stolen election and then blamed others for 1/6,’ Harold tweeted. ‘And I am even more disheartened so many in my party knew these things were wrong but were too afraid to say otherwise.'”

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