The New Paper

February 15, 2021

Senate acquits Trump

The Senate voted to acquit former President Trump on the charge of incitement of insurrection on Saturday, ending Trump’s second impeachment trial (and the fourth in US history). The 57-43 vote in favor of conviction fell short of the two-thirds majority required for a conviction.

More context: The vote took place largely along party lines, with seven Republicans joining all 50 Democrats in favor of conviction. Here's a summary of how each Senator voted.

Extra: Read Trump’s statement following the acquittal here.
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