Senate Acquits Trump In Second Impeachment Trial

The Senate on Saturday voted Saturday to acquit former President Donald Trump on the impeachment charge of incitement of insurrection.

The vote was 57-43, falling 10 votes short of the two-thirds needed to convict Trump. Seven Republicans voted to convict Trump for allegedly inciting the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.

The seven Republicans 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 — joined all 50 Democrats to vote Trump guilty of “incitement of insurrection.”

The vote means the Senate cannot bar Trump from holding future federal offices.

Moments after the vote concluded, the former president issued a statement praising his legal team and thanking the senators and other members of Congress “who stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country.”

“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,” Trump said in a statement.

The Senate acquittal on Saturday came a month after Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives for incitement of insurrection over the Capitol siege.

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