The 45th President of United States Of America was absolved from “insurrection indictments” trial by the Senate in what was seen as good news to his numerous supporters across the American landscape.
Donald Trump’s unprecedented second impeachment trial began on Tuesday 9 February in the Senate. He is the first US president to be impeached twice, and it is the first time an impeachment trial has been held against a former president. And also now he is the first President to be absolved in all of the two.
On 13 January, the US House of Representatives voted by 232 to 197 to impeach Trump over a claim of “incitement of insurrection” after his supporters stormed the Capitol in what was alleged to be an attempt to overturn November’s election results which has been quashed now by the upper chamber.
What you should know.
Although the final vote came in as 57 “guilty” and 43 “not guilty”, the Democrats did not reach the two-thirds majority they needed to secure a conviction. Seven members of Mr Trump’s own party (Senators Sasse, Romney, Burr, Collins, Murkowski, Toomey and Cassidy) joined Democrats on the charge of incitement.
In his defiant statement after the conclusion of Saturday’s vote, Mr Trump hinted he may return to the political spotlight.
He said: “Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun.
“In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people.”
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