Trump acquitted, but…..

The COVID Diaries – 289 13th February

Donald Trump was acquitted in his second impeachment trial because the Senate vote of 57-43 was ten votes short of the two-thirds of votes needed to convict the former president. However seven Republicans voted to convict the former president.

The Senate minority leader, Republican Mitch McConnell, said he voted to acquit Donald Trump because he thought it was unconstitutional to hold an impeachment trial for a president who had already left office.

McConnell suggested Donald Trump could still be subject to criminal prosecution over his role in the insurrection.

“There’s no question, none, that President Trump is practically, and morally, responsible for provoking the events of the day,” McConnell said.