IT’S OVER: President Trump Acquitted on Impeachment Charges
President Donald J. Trump has been acquitted by the Senate on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Republicans, with the exception of Utah Senator Mitt Romney, voted to acquit President Trump on both charges. Romney voted only to acquit on obstruction of Congress. Democrats voted to convict on all charges.
Article I: 48-52 (not guilty)
Article II: 47-53 (not guilty)
“Two-thirds of the senators present not having pronounced him guilty, the Senate adjudges that the respondent Donald John Trump, President of the United States, is not guilty as charged in the first article of impeachment,” Chief Justice John Roberts.
“Two-thirds of the senators present not having pronounced him guilty, the Senate adjudges that the respondent Donald John Trump, President of the United States, is not guilty as charged in the second article of impeachment.”
“It is therefore ordered and adjudged that the said Donald John Trump be, and he is hereby, acquitted of the charges in said articles,” Roberts continued, end the trial.
Here’s some background on the process:
In the end so-called “moderate” Democrats, including Senators Joe Manchin (WV), Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) and Doug Jones (AL), voted to convict President Trump on both articles. Leading Republican Senators like Lindsey Graham had predicted President Trump would be acquitted in a bipartisan fashion.
The Republican National Committee has also released a statement.
“Today’s vote to acquit President Trump ends the latest political witch hunt, a dark moment in our nation’s history, that wasted millions of taxpayer dollars,” RNC Chairwoman McDaniel released in a statement. “Once again, Democrats have failed in their quest to erase the votes of 63 million Americans and destroy a duly-elected President.
The American people won today, but they will not forget the division that Democrats brought upon our country for three years. This November, voters will hold Democrats accountable at the ballot box and vote to re-elect President Trump and Republicans across the board.”