The vote – which is being held by the party’s central committee, according to party spokesman Tim Wigginton – is likely to pass given the rapid Republican anger against the senator on Saturday after he cast his guilty vote. Among Burr’s critics is State Party President Michael Whatley, who called the senator’s decision “shocking and disappointing.”
The 57 guilty votes Saturday were below the 67 needed to convict the former president, resulting in his acquittal on the charge of inciting the January 6 uprising.
Burr said in a statement Saturday that Trump “bears responsibility” for the uprising, adding that the former president “used his office to first inflame the situation instead of immediately calling for an end to the attack.”
“The evidence is convincing that President Trump is guilty of inciting a revolt against an equal branch of government and that the charge is rising to the level of high crime and abuse. That is why I have voted to judge,” the statement read.