U.S. Senate votes to acquit former President Donald Trump in second impeachment trial. Vote: 57 guilty, 43 not guilty. Two-thirds vote of 67 was needed to find him guilty.
Form the AJC: The latest impeachment charge — authored by U.S. Reps. David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Jamie Raskin of Maryland and Ted Lieu of California — alleged Trump incited the violence that led to a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The Senate voted 57 guilty and 43 not guilty, with Trump acquitted because two-thirds didn’t find him guilty. Seven Republicans joined with Democrats to convict the former president, but that still fell short of the 67 votes needed to convict.
- Statement from Ossoff: “Trump attempted to seize the Presidency despite electoral defeat. He intimidated election officials, provoked a violent assault on the Capitol, and left Congress and the Vice President to the mob. His disgrace is total and his apologists in Congress are marked by history.”
- Statement from Warnock: “If Donald Trump’s actions were not impeachable, then nothing is.”
- Statement from Trump: “My deepest thanks as well to al”l of the United States Senators and Members of Congress who stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country.