WHAT WE KNOW:
The Maine GOP is considering censuring Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) over her decision to side with Democrats and vote to convict former President Trump for incitement of insurrection in connection to the January 6 protests at the U.S. Capitol.
- The party bylaws lay out the process to call a special meeting, which needs 17 signatures from committee members from six counties. One county chair said the signatures are in hand, though it is unclear whether censure language has been drafted.
Susan Collins explains why she voted to convict former President Trump:
This is her official statement:
— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) February 13, 2021
COLLINS CONVICTS: Maine @SenatorCollins just finished speaking on the Senate floor, articulating why she voted to convict former Pres. Donald Trump for 'incitement of insurrection.' #mepolitics @newscentermaine pic.twitter.com/yxmSzhUUnu
— Zach Blanchard (@ZachBlanchard) February 13, 2021
THIS IS DEVELOPING NEWS ONCE THE MAIN GOP RELEASES THEIR STATEMENT IT WILL GO HERE.