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GOP Sen. Susan Collins escapes party censure for her convict-Trump vote

Maine Republicans nonetheless love Sen. Susan Collins — even after she voted to question President Donald Trump.

The state’s GOP committee on Saturday overwhelmingly rejected a decision to censure the five-term incumbent for her February vote in Trump’s second impeachment trial.

“In the present day’s determination is a testomony to the Republican Party’s ‘large tent’ philosophy that respects completely different views however unites round core ideas,” Collins mentioned after the committee tallied its lopsided 19-41 vote.

Collins joined six different Republicans and each Senate Democrat within the effort to convict Trump for stoking the Jan. 6 riot on the US Capitol. He was acquitted.

And whereas her vote angered Maine’s GOP management — most of which signed a letter final month to “condemn [it] within the strongest attainable phrases” — it sparked little help for a proper censure.

Different Republican rebels haven’t been so fortunate.

Sen. Invoice Cassidy was censured nearly instantly after his impeachment vote by Louisiana’s state party management. A censure vote for Sen. Richard Burr adopted quickly after in North Carolina.

Collins received a powerful 9-point re-election victory in November over a well-funded Democratic opponent, in a state the place Democrats management the governorship and each homes of the state legislature.

However Trump has repeatedly known as for Republicans to solid out party dissidents like Collins, who he condemned as “grandstanders” in his speech to the Conservative Political Motion Convention final month.

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