U.S. Senate Votes to Acquit President Donald Trump in Impeachment Trial
The United States Senate has voted to acquit President Donald Trump of the two impeachment articles sent over by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Earlier in the day, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney became the only Republican to admit that he would vote to convict President Trump on abuse of power. He said he would not vote to convict President Trump on obstruction of Congress.
No Democrats joined Republicans in voting to acquit President Trump of either of the two impeachment articles.
On the abuse of power charge, U.S. Senators voted 52-48 against conviction.
On the obstruction of Congress charge, U.S. Senators voted 53-47 against conviction.
President Trump took to Twitter to give his reaction:
Louisiana's Senior U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy had this to say following his "Not Guilty" votes on both charges:
“I voted to acquit. Congress must now work together to solve the issues concerning Americans, like lowering the cost of medication and ending surprise medical billing.
Louisiana's Junior U.S. Senator John Kennedy also voted "Not Guilty" on both charges:
“The vote today was nothing more than a proxy vote on President Trump. It was a partisan impeachment in both houses. Our founders did not intend impeachment to be used this way. I believe Speaker Pelosi’s attempt to normalize impeachment and to turn it into a routine political weapon was a mistake. In fact, it was reckless. A country as great as ours deserves better, and so do her people.”
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