Trump acquitted in 2nd impeachment trial

The Senate voted 57-43 to acquitted former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, meaning the Senate has not convicted the former president for inciting an insurrection.

Though the majority voted “guilty,” it takes a vote of two-thirds of those present (67 out of 100 if everyone is there) to convict.

Seven Republicans — Sen. Mitt Romney, Sen. Bill Cassidy, Sen. Susan Collins, Sen. Ben Sasse, Sen. Richard Burr and Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Pat Toomey– crossed party lines in voting to convict Trump alongside 50 Democrats.

Although Trump is no longer in office, this means he can run for a second presidential term.

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