This is much, much more serious than anything we've ever seen in our lifetime and it's really the purpose of having the articles of impeachment. — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia
This is much, much more serious than anything we've ever seen in our lifetime and it's really the purpose of having the articles of impeachment. — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia
Senators are working on a bipartisan resolution to censure Trump as it becomes more likely he'll be acquitted in impeachment trial
  • Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia said on Wednesday that he's drafting a resolution to censure former President Donald Trump.
  • Kaine told reporters that there "maybe a little more interest now" in the move after an overwhelming majority of Republicans on Tuesday hinted they likely won't convict Trump.
  • The Virginia Democrat argued that a censure resolution could be a better use of the Senate's time.
Axios first reported on Tuesday night that Kaine is teaming up with GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine to propose a bipartisan resolution to censure Trump. Censure refers to a formal public condemnation of an elected official.

Some senators, however, have said that censuring Trump is not a severe enough consequence for his role in the Capitol riot. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia dismissed the move on Wednesday.

"I thought the censure was definitely the way to go on Ukraine," Manchin said, referring to Trump's first impeachment last year. "This is much, much more serious than anything we've ever seen in our lifetime and it's really the purpose of having the articles of impeachment."
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