A majority of the Senate votes to convict Trump; Trump is acquitted anyways

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On the fifth and final day of Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial, Senators vote 57-43 to convict Trump and formally impeach him. However, the 57 votes are not enough.

Following his acquittal, Mitch McConnell — who just voted to acquit — gives a 20-minute speech about how Trump is obviously guilty of inciting the attack on the Capitol. McConnell’s excuse for acquitting Trump is that he doesn’t think a president should be impeached unless they’re still in office.

It was McConnell who stopped the trial from beginning before Trump left office.

Sources

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-acquitted-impeachment-trial-7-gop-senators-vote-democrats-convict-n1257876

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/13/top-takeaways-last-day-president-donald-trump-impeachment-trial/4459727001/

https://www.ibtimes.com/mitch-mcconnell-impeachment-speech-full-text-republican-senator-discussing-trump-3145340


https://www.motherjones.com/mojo-wire/2021/02/mitch-mcconnell-delayed-trumps-impeachment-trial-now-he-says-the-delay-makes-it-unconstitutional/

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