Senate Acquits Trump Of Impeachment Charges

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On Wednesday, President Trump was acquitted of impeachment charges leveled against him as Republicans turned back an election-year attempt by the House Democrats to remove him from office for pressuring a foreign power to incriminate his political rivals.

Trump was being charged for abusing his power and obstructing Congress.

Only one Republican broke rank to vote with Democrats: Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, who voted to convict Trump on abuse of power. The vote on the second article, obstruction of Congress, came down on party lines.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., posted a video on Twitter of him saying “Acquitted for life” while ripping the articles of impeachment, an obvious parody of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., tearing Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Senator Lindsay Graham, one of the president’s closest allies in the Senate, said Wednesday in a statement that now “the cloud over the presidency has been removed.

“This partisan-driven impeachment has done injury to the office of the presidency and was an injustice to President Trump,

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“Unfortunately, I doubt my Democratic colleagues, who are being driven by unlimited hatred of President Trump, have the ability to move on.”

Pelosi reacted to the judgement, she said: “Our Founders put safeguards in the Constitution to protect against a rogue president. They never imagined that they would at the same time have a rogue leader in the Senate who would cowardly abandon his duty to uphold the Constitution

The President will boast that he has been acquitted. There can be no acquittal without a trial, and there is no trial without witnesses, documents and evidence.”

Ivanka Trump, the Presidents daughter said: “This factional fever and incoherent, ill-conceived process has finally ended and the President has rightfully been acquitted

“It is time for our Country to move forward. Together. POTUS has accomplished so much and is just getting started. The best is yet to come!”

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