Republicans vote to convict Trump in impeachment trial

U.S. Senate acquits Trump as Republicans save him in impeachment again

Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville reiterated Saturday his story that he informed then-President Trump of then-Vice President Mike Pence's evacuation in a phone call during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

Sen. Lee said the former president called his phone by mistake, thinking he was calling Sen.

Members of the House of Representatives are up for re-election every two years and 10 congressmen and women who voted for the impeachment trial to go ahead have good reason to look over their shoulders.

"He didn't get away with anything yet. Yet". Numerous and fiercely loyal pro-Trump Republicans and more traditional Republicans who believe the former president is damaging the party's national appeal are struggling to decide the party's direction.

On Feb. 13, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said former president Trump could still be held accountable within the criminal justice system.

After the vote, the senior Republican in Congress, Senator Mitch McConnell said Mr Trump had been "responsible" for the assault on the Capitol and called it a "disgraceful, disgraceful dereliction of duty".

The trial highlighted the extraordinary danger lawmakers faced on January 6 when Trump urged his followers to march to the Capitol in an effort to prevent lawmakers from certifying his defeat to Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential election.

U.S. Senate acquits Trump as Republicans save him in impeachment again

A guilty vote by McConnell would have enraged numerous 74 million voters who backed Trump in November, a record for a GOP presidential candidate.

Sadly, given the polarization that Trump both promoted and profited from - and a stark divide in the media landscape - numerous former president's most fervent followers will see his acquittal as vindication of a president who was subjected by the House to "constitutional cancel culture". The wealthy businessman-turned-politician has considered running for president again in 2024.

"The stakes could not be higher because the cold, hard truth is that what happened on 6 January can happen again", Representative Joe Neguse said. His base, by all indications, is still largely intact.

Seven Republicans joined Democrats in the Senate in voting to convict the former president. Those who broke ranks are already facing ferocious criticism and, in some cases, formal reprimands from their Republican constituents. "House managers made fools of themselves".

While the figure doesn't include the Senate trial, the tab through December is sharply lower than the one for the impeachment investigation and trial of President Bill Clinton two decades ago.

Lead manager Jamie Raskin, a Democratic congressman, said he wanted to call a Republican lawmaker as a witness but eventually agreed with Trump's defense lawyers just to have a statement of hers entered into evidence.

She said Mr McCarthy had implored Mr Trump to call off the rioters, but the president had wrongly blamed left-wing activists broadly known as "antifa".

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