Former President Trump Acquitted In United States Senate Trial
Former United States President Donald Trump has been acquitted at the United States Senate trial by a vote of 57 to 43.
67 votes, a two-thirds super majority was required to convict President Trump.
Seven Republican United States Senators voted to convict President Trump.
Richard Burr, North Carolina
Bill Cassidy, Louisiana
Susan Collins, Maine
Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
Mitt Romney, Utah
Ben Sade, Nebraska
Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania
Burr’s vote to convict was the only surprise. Because he had previously voted that even holding the Senate trial was unconstitutional.
In the end, Burr (who will be retiring from The Senate) actually found someone to be guilty in a trial that he deemed to be unconstitutional in the first place. Hard to square that.
President Trump was acquitted of one count of inciting an insurrection.