US Senate acquitted Donald Trump for inciting Capitol Hill violence

Feb14,2021 #Capital Hill #Donald Trump #US


The United States Senate acquitted former US President Donald J Trump on charges of inciting the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol Hill violence.

Trump was facing charges for incitementing of insurrection over the deadly January 6 assault of the US Capitol by his supporters us  Following four days of impeachment trial, the 100-member Senate voted to impeach Trump by 57-43 votes, 10 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed for conviction.

Donald Trump is the first-ever United States President against whom the impeachment initiated twice and the first United States president to have faced impeachment after leaving office.

Seven Republican Senators voted in favour of impeaching Trump, the Democrats, who have 50 members in the Senate, failed to get the necessary two-thirds or 67 votes to impeach the former president.

In his first reaction to the acquittal Donald Trump said:, “It is a sad commentary on the times that one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance, and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree.”

“I always have, and always will, be a champion for the unwavering rule of law, the heroes of law enforcement, and the right of Americans to peacefully and honorably debate the issues of the day without malice and without hate,”

  “No president has ever gone through anything like it, and it continues because our opponents cannot forget the almost 75 million people, the highest number ever for a sitting president, who voted for us just a few short months ago,”

Trump in his statement said,”I want to first thank my team of dedicated lawyers and others for their tireless work upholding justice and defending truth. My deepest thanks as well to all of the United States Senators and Members of Congress who stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country,”.

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