US Senate Votes To Acquit Trump In Second Impeachment Trial (Replace)
On Saturday, the US Senate voted to acquit Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial. This comes a month and a week after the deadly January 6th uprising.
Speaking after the Senate voted to acquit him, Trump said in a statement: “This was another phase of the largest witch hunt in our country’s history. No president has ever gone through anything like this, and it continues because our opponents cannot forget the nearly 75 million people, the highest number ever had by a sitting president who voted for us a few months ago. “
Trump added, “Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to make America great again has only just begun. I have a lot to share with you in the months ahead, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it! “
With two-thirds of the Senate required to convict Donnie, the votes fail by ten. Seven GOP Senators – Sens. Mitt Romney from Utah, Susan Collins from Maine, Lisa Murkowski from Alaska, Ben Sasse from Nebraska, Bill Cassidy from Louisiana, Richard Burr from North Carolina, and Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania voted to acquit Trump. They joined the Democrats in trying to find Trump “inciting” guilty, ABC News reports.
Senator Bill Cassidy made a statement saying, “Our constitution and our country are more important than any single person. I voted to condemn President Trump for being guilty. “
During the trial, impeachment managers argued that Donnie was an insider who started the riot that was the result of a mob he’d built over time.
“He built this mob of repetitive messages over many months until they believed they had been stolen from their voice and would do anything to stop certification,” said Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif. “He made her believe her victory was stolen and instigated her so that he could use her to steal the election for herself.”
Trump is the only president to be tried twice in American history.
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