Donald Trump's big win, Senate acquitted of inciting Capitol Hill violence.
Trump managed to avoid impeachment one more time as his Republican party colleagues supported him
Former US President Donald Drump has been acquitted by the Senate on January 6 on charges of inciting violence in Capitol Hill.
Earlier, on Saturday, the Senate completed voting on the impeachment motion brought against Trump for the second time on Saturday. 57 senators found him guilty in voting while 43 senators found him not guilty. In such a situation, the Senate needed a two-thirds majority ie 67 votes to convict Trump.
After the Democrats held their side on Saturday, a two-hour time was fixed for hearing the plea in Trump's defense, after which the Senate voted on it.
Trump's lawyer, Michael von der Veen, said in his defense that the attack on Congress was planned and planned in advance, the incident should not be linked to Trump's speech.
Trump managed to avoid impeachment one more time as his Republican party colleagues supported him.
The Trump supporters are speculating Saturday's Senate decision as as a victory for Trump. After this, if Trump wants, then in 2024, he is eligible to contest again for the post of President.
Key moments :
- The Senate had 10 votes short to prove its allegation on Trump. Seven members of the Republican Party supported the Democratic Party and voted against Trump.
- After being acquitted of the allegations, Trump officially issued a statement saying that he would continue his efforts to "make America great".
- Republican Party leader Mitch McMillan voted in favor of Trump. But in his address after voting, he criticized Trump and said that Trump was responsible for inciting the mob for violence and the case should be prosecuted in court.
- During the hearing, there was a discussion about the appearance of the witnesses, after which questions arose in the Senate about how long this trial was going to last. The Senate later decided that the written statements would be included.
- Advocates on both sides agreed that they would record statements over the phone debate between Congress leader McCarthy and Trump.
- In his last argument, Trump's counsel said that the impeachment motion against Trump was unconstitutional.
- Democrat Senate Leader Jamie Ruskin appealed to members of the Republican Party not to act on Trump's will.