With a 57-43 votes tally, the US senate has acquitted immediate past president Donald Trump acquitted
With a 57-43 votes tally, the US senate has acquitted immediate past president Donald Trump of complicity in the January 6 uprising by his supporters at the Capitol.
Democrats who are the majority both in the Senate and the House of Representatives had accused Trump of inciting his supporters to carry out the violent protest on the day the Senate met to confirm Joe Biden as winner of the November 2020 presidential election. Five people died as a result of the uprising.
At the impeachment trial, House managers tried to paint Trump as a lingering threat to the country but the Republican senators found the effort unnecessary for a president no longer in office.
The trial was historic because Trump was the first president impeached twice and the first to be tried after leaving office. Trump was only the third president tried in the Senate with all being acquitted. But the Senate vote against Trump was the most bipartisan vote for conviction of a president in history – the others faced votes entirely from the opposition party.
Trump of complicity in the January 6 uprising by his supporters at the Capitol.
Democrats who are the majority both in the Senate and the House of Representatives had accused Trump of inciting his supporters to carry out the violent protest on the day the Senate met to confirm Joe Biden as winner of the November 2020 presidential election. Five people died as a result of the uprising.
At the impeachment trial, House managers tried to paint Trump as a lingering threat to the country but the Republican senators found the effort unnecessary for a president no longer in office.
The trial was historic because Trump was the first president impeached twice and the first to be tried after leaving office. Trump was only the third president tried in the Senate with all being acquitted. But the Senate vote against Trump was the most bipartisan vote for conviction of a president in history – the others faced votes entirely from the opposition party.

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