Former President of the United States, Donald Trump, was acquitted this Saturday of the charge of “inciting insurrection” in the trial of impeachment that he was targeted after the attack on the Capitol on 6 January.
According to Financial Times, Donald Trump was acquitted of inciting an insurrection in the attack on the United States Capitol.
After a six-day trial, the Senate voted 57 for and 43 against this Saturday about whether Trump was guilty of inciting an insurrection. Seven Republicans joined all Democrats in the vote to condemn the president.
However, Trump would only be condemned if two-thirds of the senators – 67 of the 100 – voted to do so – what did not happen.
Democrats hoped to condemn the former president and hold a simple majority vote to prevent him from holding a future public office. Trump did not rule out running for president again in 2024.
However, with the acquittal of Donald Trump, the Senate could not proceed for the subsequent vote which, with a simple majority, could prevent him from running for president again.
Trump’s acquittal was expected, since only six two 50 senators Republicans voted in favor of a motion that said Trump could still be tried, even though he was no longer in office.
The Republicans who voted for Trump’s sentencing were Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Ben Sasse, Mitt Romney and Pat Toomey.
“The historic, patriotic and beautiful movement has only just begun”
Former President of the United States, Donald Trump, banned from Twitter, has already issued a statement with its reaction to the acquittal. “This was yet another phase of the biggest witch hunt in the history of our country. No president has ever gone through anything similar,” wrote Trump. “Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement it just started ”.
The US Senate approved, with the votes of Democratic senators and some Republicans, the continuation of the judicial process for the removal of the former President.
Trump is the first President of the United States to be subject twice to a dismissal process in the same term and the only one to be judged politically after he has already left office.
The first impeachment it was approved by the House of Representatives in December 2019 for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, by pressuring Ukraine to launch an investigation against Joe Biden, now President, and his son Hunter. The Senate ended up acquitting Trump in February last year.
Maria Campos, ZAP //