Sen. Susan Collins censured by another GOP County CMTE over vote to convict President Trump in impeachment trial

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 15: U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) talks to members of the media as she makes her way to a Senate Republican luncheon at the U.S. Capitol Building on June 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Senate is in negotiations for a bipartisan infrastructure deal. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 15: U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) talks to members of the media as she makes her way to a Senate Republican luncheon at the U.S. Capitol Building on June 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Senate is in negotiations for a bipartisan infrastructure deal. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) talks to members of the media as she makes her way to a Senate Republican luncheon at the U.S. Capitol Building on June 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

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Yet another Maine County GOP group has voted to censure Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) over her vote in President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial. This week, the Kennebec County GOP voted to reprimand the Republican senator over the impeachment vote to convict the 45th president back in January.

“I think that we need to send a message that you can be a good Republican and not necessarily agree with every position taken by the party. We need to get back to focusing on the principles that unite Republicans: so individual responsibility and freedom and strong national defense smaller government support for our small businesses, opportunity, those are guiding principles of our party,” Collins formerly said. “And I think that’s where the focus needs to be rather than on one particular leader.”

This comes after the senator’s home county, Aroostook, notably censured her in March. They argued her vote to convict Trump was “a purely self-serving, vindictive and punitive action by those with establishment political objectives.”

The state GOP has stood by Collins despite three different counties now formally censuring her. Collins was one of seven Senate Republicans to vote to convict Trump during the second impeachment.

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