Between the lines: In some ways, a censure vote could be more difficult for Republicans, because they can’t rely on the argument that a resolution is unconstitutional — like they are for an impeachment conviction.
It would also be a history-making vote. No other president has been censured after leaving office.
What they’re saying: “I think it’s pretty obvious from the vote today, that it is extraordinarily unlikely that the president will be convicted. Just do the math,” Collins told reporters Tuesday afternoon.
Kaine has said he wants to do whatever possible to keep the focus on the Biden-Harris agenda and COVID-19 relief, so he supports a speedy trial or alternate way to hold Trump accountable.