Trump acquitted in second impeachment trial – but not by the court of public opinion

Last Updated: February 14, 2021By Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Did anybody think Donald Trump would be found guilty by the Republican-dominated US Senate?

Impeached for the second time in his presidency – for inciting the Capitol riot in January that led to the deaths of five people – the evidence was considered by the 100-strong Senate, whose membership is evenly balanced between Republicans (Trump’s party) and Democrats.

For Trump to be convicted, a simple majority was not enough; the rules state that two-thirds of the Senate would have to find against him.

And here’s the result:

Final vote tally 57-43 but Senate fails to achieve two-thirds majority needed to convict former president of incitement.

Seven Republicans voted against their now-former president but it wasn’t enough. The others supported Trump.

It is suggested that they would have done so, no matter what evidence was put before them. That is a matter for their consciences.

The court of public opinion is another matter, though.

And the reaction of the people seems clear:



“The only thing easier to buy in the USA than a gun is a Republican Senator.”

Fair comment?

Source: Donald Trump acquitted in second impeachment trial | Donald Trump | The Guardian

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  1. Grey Swans February 15, 2021 at 5:59 am - Reply

    How come the Republicans party are not branded a racist and fascist organisation and prohibited in USA as a party?

  2. Tony February 15, 2021 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    2 Republican senators are not seeking re-election again. Otherwise, they would almost certainly have voted against as well.

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