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 insurrection on January 6th.
Trump spoke out after the Senate voted to acquit him and said in a statement, “This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country. No president has ever gone through anything like it, and it continues because our opponents cannot forget the almost 75 million people, the highest number ever for a sitting president, who voted for us just a few short months ago.”
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Trump added, “Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share with you, 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 necessary to convict Donnie, the votes fail short by 10. Seven GOP senators — Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Richard Burr of North Carolina and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania — did voted to acquit Trump. They joined Democrats to vote Trump guilty of “incitement of insurrection,’ ABC News reports.
Senator Bill Cassidy issued a statement and said, “Our Constitution and our country is more important than any one person. I voted to convict President Trump because he is guilty.”
During the trial, impeachment managers argued that Donnie was an insider who incited the insurrection that was a result of a mob he built over time.
“He built this mob over many months with repeated messaging until they believed that they had been robbed of their vote and they would do anything to stop the certification,” Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., said. “He made them believe that their victory was stolen and incited them so he could use them to steal the election for himself.”
Trump is the only president to be impeached twice in American history.
Roomies, what do you think about the Senate voting to acquit Donnie?