The Senate of the United States of America has voted to acquit former US President, Donald Trump, in his second impeachment trial, of incitement of an insurrection at the Capitol Hill on the 6th of January, 2021.
A total of sixty-seven votes were needed to convict the former US President but 43 senators voted to Acquit against the 57 senators who voted for impeachment, which means the United States senate was just 10 votes short of convicting Donald Trump. The vote is regarded as the most bi-partisan vote in US history, with seven Republican senators voting in favour of Trump’s conviction.
Donald Trump in his statement celebrating his victory thanked his lawyers and supporters.
“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.”
With his acquittal, the former US President is free to run for the position of President again.