With 57-43 votes, Trump acquitted the incitement to the uprising in the second impeachment proceedings
The 57-43 vote will almost certainly affect not only the political future of the former president, but also that of the senators, who vowed to serve as jurors with impartial justice. Seven Republicans joined all of the Democrats to condemn, but it was far from the required two-thirds threshold.
The post-insurrection verdict leaves unsolved the nation’s fierce divisions over Trump’s policies that led to the most violent domestic attack on any of America’s three branches of government.
“Senators, we are in a dialogue with history, a conversation with our past, with a hope for our future,” said Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., One of the House prosecutors, in closing arguments.
“What we do here, what is required of each of us here in …