Republican Senators acquitted former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial Saturday, voting that Trump was not guilty of inciting the deadly January 6 riot at the US Capitol, but the verdict amounted to a bipartisan rebuke of the former President with seven Republicans voting he was guilty.
The final vote was 57 guilty to 43 not guilty, short of the 67 guilty votes needed to convict. But the Republican senators who voted against Trump amounted to a number higher than even Trump’s legal team had expected, marking a stark departure from the first impeachment trial where only one Republican, Mitt Romney of Utah, found Trump guilty.
Millions of Americans including former Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of State Hillary Clinton see Republican Senator’s blatant disregard for the constitution and the Rule of Law. Hillary tweeted Wednesday afternoon that 52 Republican senators betrayed their oath of office by voting to acquit President Trump.
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