Trump acquitted on both articles of impeachment, Democrats not even close to victory
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Senate voted in favor of Trump today, acquitting him of both articles of impeachment, and sending Democrats home with an upsetting loss in their hopes to remove him from office and have better chances to win the next election.
The final vote was 52-48 and Democrats could have only removed Trump from office if they had at least two thirds of the vote. However, since this was a partisan attempt, the Democrats failed. Democrats weren't even close to having the 67 vote super-majority that could have seen Trump packing his bags.
All Democratic senators supported convicting the president of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, including swing-vote moderate Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Doug Jones, D-Ala.
The only party defection was on the abuse of power charge from Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, who declared hours before the final vote that Trump had engaged in as "destructive an attack on the oath of office and our Constitution as I can imagine." Romney voted not guilty on the obstruction charge. (Fox News)
Some were a bit worried on what Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski would do, but both voted to acquit Trump on both issues.
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