Despite leaving office nearly one month ago, former President Donald Trump continues to dominate headlines across the nation. Today, the U.S. Senate concluded the second impeachment of the former President. As expected, members of the United States Senate voted 57-43 not to convict the former President for “incitement of insurrection.” With this vote, Trump becomes the first President to undergo two impeachment trials in the Senate. He is also the first President to be impeached twice.
The incitement charges the former President was acquitted of date back to January 6. During the “Stop the Seal” rally last month, he encouraged attendees to head toward the Capitol. In response, rioters stormed the Capitol and wreaked havoc in Washington, D.C. Four people died and many more were injured.
In the immediate aftermath, members of Congress called for his immediate removal from office. While Trump was able to finish out his four-year term, he did become the first President to impeached after leaving office. However, the lack of acquittal in the Senate leaves the door open for the former President to run for office again at a later date.
President Donald Trump has not yet issued a statement regarding the recent decision in the nation’s capital. More details will be added to this post as they become available.
— ABC News (@ABC) February 13, 2021