chaosof99 wrote:The funny thing is Burr is probably just getting thrown under the bus because he was for the Mueller investigation. Still didn't stop him from voting against conviction. PoS, hopefully getting locked up.
Edit: Burr has stepped down as Senate intel chair. Should have resigned altogether.
Burr certainly didn't make friends with the MAGA crowd, but as said previously he seemed pretty fucked from the start. DOJ put Collins in jail for the same thing, and he was one of Trump's earliest supporters. I think an exacerbating factor for Trump/GOP leadership is that this seems pretty indefensible in an election year. That said, there was no way they were going to sweep this one under the rug.
Worth noting, Burr going down is a potentially massive deal. NC has a Dem gov and the state is swingy and swinging left right now. In short, that seat may go Dem. And as we speak the other NC Senator (Tillis - GOP) is losing pretty much every poll I have seen. GOP's *hope* is a razor thin Senate majority come January, so this is a potential disaster.