The US Senate has acquitted President Trump of charges for allegedly abusing his power and obstructed Congress.
53 Republicans votted against the infamous article 2 while 47 Democrats voted for his impeachment ro remove him from office for “pressuring a foreign power to incriminate his political rivals.”
The New York reports that “The tally for conviction fell far below the 67-vote threshold necessary for removal and neither article of impeachment garnered even a simple majority.”
Allgestions were lined up as follows. The first article, abuse of power, was rejected 48 to 52, and the second, obstruction of Congress, was defeated 47 to 53. Senator Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah, was the only member to break with his party, voting to remove Mr. Trump from office.
Voting ended the third presidential impeachment trial in American history, giving Trump a break from a political armtwisting that had frozen his administration.
Even after surviving the impeachment, Trump still faces an uphill task on the forthcoming ballot in just nine months to come.
Trump’s campaign quickly declared that he had been “totally vindicated” and would win in November. “Since the president’s campaign only got bigger and stronger as a result of this nonsense,” said Brad Parscale, his campaign manager, “this impeachment hoax will go down as the worst miscalculation in American political history.