Some of the other six Collins Republican Senate colleagues who voted in favor of Trump, who was charged with inciting the January 6 insurrection, have been reprimanded by their States parties.
The Louisiana GOP was quick to reprimand Senator Bill Cassidy after he voted, and the North Carolina Republican Party did the same with Senator Richard Burr just days after he voted. In the House of Representatives, the Wyoming GOP reprimanded Republican MP Liz Cheney, who voted for the charges against Trump.
The Alaska GOP also recently moved rebuke Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) for her vote and have asked her not to run for Republican again.
Among other Senate Republicans who voted to condemn Trump, Sens. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) were reprimanded by their states parties but narrowly averted criticism, while the Utah GOP defended Utah Senator Mitt Romney Poll.
Collins has defended her decision, saying Trump failed to keep his oath of office.
“His actions to interfere with the peaceful transfer of power – the hallmark of our constitution and our American democracy – were abuse of power and cause for conviction,” said Collins in the Senate.
After an almost double-digit re-election victory in November, Collins has played a prominent role in a divided Senate.
Trump, who still has broad support among GOP voters, has targeted Republican lawmakers in both houses who voted to indict or convict him, and everyone’s names when he addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference in February Read GOP legislators to do this.
“Get rid of them all,” said Trump.
National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Emmer has warned Trump against putting these GOP lawmakers in the foreground, saying it will not help.
“He can do what he wants,” said Emmer (R-Minn.) In an interview. “But I would tell him that it is probably better for us to keep these people and make sure we have a majority that can be sustained in the future.”