By Mark C. Orgu, News/Comments, February 14, 2021
US-A former President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has been vindicated of instigating insurrection at the US Capitol by the Senate at the weekend, Saturday 13, as 57 Senators voted against 43, discharging Trump of wrongdoing as alleged. It could be recall that Protesters gathered outside the Capitol on January 6, 2020 after Trump’s address of insisting that Democrats stole his mandate. This saw the protesters storming the US 117th congress in a violent mode and destruction of properties.
However, if Trump had been convicted, he would have being a bad omen for the republican but he narrowly escaped the historical impeachment. It only require a two-thirds majority, and the 100-member Senate evenly shared their votes between Democrats and Republicans.
DW had noted that, the US Senate voted 57-43 on the impeachment charge. This simply means that seven Republican senators voted to convict the former president, jettisoning party politics.
Meanwhile, Trump has reacted to his second victory after leaving office, saying “This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our country. In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together,” he concluded
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