Impeachment Trial: U.S. Senate Acquits Trump On Both Charges
The U.S. Senate has voted president of the United States, Donald Trump not guilty of the two article on his impeachment query, as he survived despite a bipartisan vote by a Republican Senator, Mitt Romney.
The vote held Wednesday 5 February, 2020, being the day 13 of the Trump impeachment trial.
Trump had become the third president in U.S. history to be impeached by the House and acquitted in Senate trial.
The first article on his impeachment trial is on abuse of power, while the second article is on the obstruction of the congress.
The US Senate voted 52 to 48 to acquit Trump on first article of impeachment abuse of power. Chief Justice John Roberts announced that he is judged to be not guilty on Article 1.
Vote on the second article of impeachment, obstruction of Congress ended in favour of the president as the congress voted: guilty: 47, while not Guilty: 53.
According to Chief Justice Roberts: “Two-thirds of the senators present not having pronounced him guilty, the Senate adjudges that the respondent Donald John Trump, President of the United States, is not guilty as charged in the second article of impeachment.”
Meanwhile, in voting to convict Trump of Abuse of Power, Sen. Mitt Romney made history as he is the first senator in U.S. history to vote to convict a president from the same party in an impeachment trial, as this was the most bipartisan vote to convict a president ever.
Recall that the House had impeached Trump in December 2019.