The Maine Republican Celebration State Committee determined Saturday towards censuring GOP U.S. Sen. Susan Collins over her vote to convict former President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial.
The state GOP rejected the movement by a vote of 41 to 19, Collins’ workplace mentioned.
“In the present day’s resolution is a testomony to the Republican Celebration’s ‘huge tent’ philosophy that respects completely different views however unites round core ideas,” Collins mentioned in an announcement.
“Our occasion has been most profitable when it has embraced this strategy to advance our shared objectives of offering tax aid to households and small enterprise job creators, pursuing fiscal accountability and authorities accountability, selling private accountability, defending constitutional rights, and making certain a robust nationwide protection,” her assertion learn.
Collins was one in all seven Republicans who voted to convict Trump of inciting an rebellion after his supporters breached the U.S. Capitol, interrupting the counting of electoral votes. The Senate voted 57-43 to acquit Trump.
About three dozen member Maine GOP officers, together with Chair Demi Kouzounas, despatched a letter final month to “condemn within the strongest attainable phrases” the senator’s actions. And GOP members in county the place Collins was born and raised final weekend accredited a decision saying her motion undermines “conservative and moral values.”