ORANGE COUNTY – Republicans across the spectrum in North Carolina are angry, to say the least, with Senator Richard Burr on account of his ‘Guilty’ vote in the unconstitutional kangaroo court held on Capitol Hill. The NCGOP, and many local GOPs have censured him, but Orange County took it one step further:
They voted to PERMANENTLY BAN Burr from their premises.
From the Orange GOP:
“This action was taken following Senator Burr’s vote to convict former President Donald Trump in last week’s impeachment trial, which showed his negligent disregard of the grass roots constituents that put him in office for three terms, as well as letting NC citizens down on other activities in the US Senate during his terms in office (as described in the Resolution to Censure).
This censure represents a formal reprimand or rebuke that will remain a part of the official record of history related to Senator Burr’s time in office, and is therefore an important reflection of his constituents’ opinion regarding his years of public service.
This resolution was supported by the county Chairs in the 4th District, and was followed 24 hours later by a unanimous vote of the North Carolina Republican Party’s Central Committee to likewise censure Senator Burr over his impeachment vote.”
As mentioned in the statement, the Burr earned this censure for more than just this latest disappointment. Giving life to the sham Mueller Report, extending the Russia Hoax, and dumping stocks while publicly downplaying the impending COVID crisis were all barbs in the resolution.
But for the latest transgression, the censure is augmented not only with the ban from premises, it also intimates that Burr has so completely lost the confidence of the Republican voters that he ought to retire immediately:
“[…]Therefore, be it resolved, the Executive Committee of Orange County, North Carolina Republican Party formally and irrevocably censures US Senator Richard Burr for gross impropriety in a position of trust and honor for disloyalty to President Trump and his constituents of Orange County, North Carolina during his service to the State and Nation as a US Senator.
Be it further resolved, the Executive Committee of the Orange County GOP permanently bans Richard M. Burr from entering the premises of the Orange County GOP and from participating in any future Orange County GOP activities. Senator Burr should retire now and be replaced by an interim qualified candidate before the 2022 election.”
Now, that is a rebuke.
And an interesting potential wild card in the race to fill Burr’s seat in 2022. If the pressure were to build to be too much for Burr, and he retired before his term expired, the already high profile race to replace will be electrified that much more.