Much to the chagrin of the Democratic Party who had hoped to vanquish a political rival from running in future elections, the U.S. Senate has voted to acquit former president Donald J. Trump. The Senate vote was 57 guilty, 43 not guilty.
As a member of Donald Trump’s legal team, who was threatening to call at least 301 witnesses if the Democrats called one, had a two-word reaction: “Acquitted forever.”
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) February 13, 2021
The progressives lost their collective minds over the news:
FUCK YOU MITCH MCCONNELL
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) February 13, 2021
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BREAKING: Gutless pathetic Republican senators acquit Donald Trump in his latest impeachment trial despite knowing he’s guilty as sin. 👎 pic.twitter.com/MttrexLjBz
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 13, 2021
Congress buries and honors a fallen hero from 1.6.21 insurrection, officer Sicknick, and a week later the Senate piss on him…and just killed America’s democracy.
— CK14 (@palazzo214) February 13, 2021
86% of republicans acquitted this: pic.twitter.com/VgXnLZpI2L
— 𝕊𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕙𝕚𝕣𝕖🔮 (@sapphiresdust) February 13, 2021
I hope the Dems bulldoze over the GOP for everything Biden wants to do for the next 4 years. The GOP single handedly just made U.S. democracy look 3rd world. It will take years for the U.S. to regain the respect they had before Trump.
— Kiwi Wanderer (@KiwiFromPhilly) February 13, 2021
This sorry excuse for a man has done more damage to this country than any war, any economic disaster, ever. And still, they protect him. His father a didn’t learn, and neither has the GOP. HE ruined HIS FATHERS company, and he will ruin the GOP.
— C Pearson 🇺🇸🏳️🌈 💉 (@CPearso05625024) February 13, 2021
There will be 43 GOP Senators that will have to answer to the future. There are 43 GOP senators whose grandchildren will be confused by their choices. There are 43 GOP senators that accepted dereliction of duty and inciting violence ok for presidents.
— Reagan wanna be (@DKL88199926) February 13, 2021
Senator Chuck Schumer gave a bitter speech blasting Republicans for not joining in a super-majority to convict Donald Trump:
"This trial wasn't about choosing country over party." Sen. Schumer says, following vote to acquit Donald Trump of article of impeachment. "This was about choosing country over Donald Trump." pic.twitter.com/VYJjbSFO3O
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 13, 2021
MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace said that Schumer’s speech captured the “despair” of the Democratic Party, which was much like that following the Mueller investigation. Another massive effort to persecute Donald Trump, who is guilty only of standing up to the Washington establishment on behalf of the American people, ends in failure.
This is a breaking news story. It will be updated as news is forthcoming.
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