“Practically and Morally Responsible”: McConnell votes in favor of acquittal and then condemns Trump
The latest on former President Donald Trump’s Second Senate Impeachment proceedings (all times local):
Trump’s lawyer jokes after the acquittal: “We’re going to Disney World!”
Donald Trump’s legal team goes to victory after receiving his Senate impeachment acquittal.
Upon completion of the trial, the team approached reporters and thanked the Senate for finding the former president not guilty of instigating the January 6 riot at the Capitol.
Michael van der Veen, who presented most of the defense, nudged a colleague with his fist as he left the Capitol. He joked, “We’re going to Disney World!”
The vote on Trump’s impeachment took place between 57 and 43. Seven Republicans joined all Democrats to vote for Trump’s condemnation.
Two thirds of the Senate or 67 votes were needed …