Editorial: The GOP has made pariahs of 17 who confronted Trump. They are heroes

In what has become a national trend, state-level Republican Party leaders in North Carolina and Louisiana have censured, respectively, Republican Sens. Richard Burr and Bill Cassidy. Their offense? Accepting reality and standing up for democracy by voting to convict former President Donald Trump for inciting the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Burr and Cassidy were among seven Senate Republicans and 10 House Republicans who voted to put country above party and uphold their oaths to the Constitution. They may be taking heat from the GOP extremists back home, but America should hono…

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