Former President Trump has been acquitted in his historic second impeachment trial, with seven Republican senators joining 50 Democrats voting to convict, fewer than the 17 needed.
The Senate just voted to acquit former President Trump in his second impeachment trial. The vote was 57-43, with seven Republicans joining the Democrats. Senators needed a two-thirds majority to convict Trump.
These are the seven Republicans who voted to convict the former President:
- Richard Burr
- Bill Cassidy
- Susan Collins
- Lisa Murkowski
- Mitt Romney
- Ben Sasse
- Pat Toomey
“I am in total shock at this verdict!”
said absolutely no one.
POSTSCRIPT: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell then make an impassioned case for convicting Trump, after himself voting not guilty to convict while suggesting he could still be prosecuted criminally.