Former President Donald Trump acquitted by the Senate Saturday afternoon, bringing an end to his Second Impeachment Trial. The final vote tally 57 to 43, the Democrats falling ten votes shy of a conviction. Although members of both parties voted Guilty, and it was the most Bipartisan vote for conviction in history, Republicans banded together to oppose the Incitement charge.
A historic day on Capitol Hill as President Trump was Acquitted for a second time. House Impeachment Managers say there was no doubt then-President Donald Trump incited the mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. Trump’s Defense Team says the former President is not responsible for the rioters’ actions.
Pennsylvania Republican Senator Pat Toomey was one of a small number of GOP Senators to vote to convict the former President. After the vote, Toomey told the press Trump’s actions were unacceptable. Toomey said he approached the case based on the evidence presented. Although he is retiring at the end of his term, Toomey said even if he planned to run again, he would have voted the same way.
Before the vote, Pennsylvania’s other U.S. Senator, Democrat Bob Casey, said he had hoped more Republicans would make a profile in courage and support conviction. Casey told us in an interview last month that President Trump was able to incite a lot of Americans to come to the Capitol, looking for Vice President Mike Pence to kill him, adding, quote, “I don’t think you need any more evidence than that.”