Trump acquitted: With 10 votes without conviction, the Senate approves the incitement to the uprising
WASHINGTON – – Donald Trump made history when he was the first president to be tried twice, but he made no history as the first president to be convicted.
The Senate voted between 57 and 43 in a rare weekend session Saturday to acquit Trump for his alleged role in the deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol.
Reaching the two-thirds threshold required for a conviction never seemed likely as the Senate is evenly split between the parties at 50%. Seven Republicans voted against party lines – the most impeachment errors ever made by a party of the president. The conviction required 17 Republican votes.
Republicans who voted to condemn Trump were Sens. Richard Burr of North Carolina, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan …