Image: Former President of the United States Donald Trump.
The Golden Hammer Staff Reports
Washington, D.C., February 13 – The United States Senate acquitted former President Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection in the impeachment trial this afternoon. The vote was largely a partisan vote in the Senate which has 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats. 43 Senators voted “Not Guilty.” Only 57 Senators voted to find President Trump “Guilty” but 67 were required for a finding of guilt.
Senator Patrick Leahy, President Pro Tempore, announced “The yeas are 57. The nays are 43. The Senate adjudges that the respondent former President Donald John Trump is not guilty.”
Unpopular liberal Republican Mitt Romney of Utah was among the few Republicans who voted to find former President Trump guilty.
The trial focused on political reasons why Democrats wanted to convict Trump and largely avoided factual bases for finding that the former President actually committed any crime. The harsh and hyper-partisan tone of the House Impeachment Managers during the trial was an embarrassment to the Democrat Party.
The following are the seven so-called Republicans who voted to convict former President Trump:
- Richard Burr of North Carolina
- Bill Cassidy of Louisiana
- Susan Collins of Maine
- Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
- Mitt Romney of Utah
- Ben Sasse of Nebraska
- Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.