BREAKING: Senate acquits Trump of impeachment charges (43-57): “We’ve only just begun”
Washington DC — On Saturday the Senate has officially voted to acquit former President Trump of any wrongdoing in his second impeachment trial, making Trump the first president ever to be impeached and acquitted twice.
Senators voted 57-43 on whether to convict Trump of high crimes and misdemeanors for “willfully inciting violence against the Government of the United States.”
Every Democrat voted to find him “guilty,” the question technically before the Senate, and they were joined by seven GOP senators – falling short of the necessary 67 votes, or two-thirds majority, needed for conviction.
Senators who voted to convict Trump:
– Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)
– Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)
– Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
– Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
– Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT)
– Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE)
– Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA)
– Every single Democrat
Moments after the trial ended Trump stated: “Our movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun”