Trump Impeachement Result A ''Vote Of Infamy In US History'': Democrats

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"I think Sen. McConnell's speech, he got a load off his chest, obviously, but unfortunately he put a load on the back of Republicans", Graham said. "The former president tried to overturn the results of a legitimate election-and provoked an assault on our own government-and well over half of the Senate Republican conference made a decision to condone it!" he said on the Senate floor.

Republican Senator John Cornyn said that he had concerns about this snap impeachment from the start.

US President Joe Biden reacted to former President Donald Trump's senate acquittal.

Most of the defecting Republicans had clashed with Trump over the years. Burr and Toomey have said they will retire and not seek reelection when their terms expire next year.

The Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi called Republicans who did not support conviction "cowardly".

Democratic prosecutors argued he stoked the mob with false claims the election was stolen. He said Trump used the presidency to "inflame" the rioters rather than urging them to stand down.

The Louisiana GOP immediately censured Sen.

A montage of various movies scenes where the word "fight" was uttered - including shots from "The Karate Kid" and "Fight Club" - was then played by Davidson's van der Veen, mocking how Trump's lawyers compared Democrats using the word to inspire their base to the former president employing the phrase to incite the insurrection.


Cassidy, 63 and a physician, had initially sided with the vast majority of Senate Republicans who voted last month to block the trial from moving forward. But he blasted a shambolic performance by Trump's legal team at the start of the trial while praising Democrats for presenting a compelling case.

"Our Constitution and our country is more important than any one person".

In his first telephone call to the prime minister last month, Mr Biden said he wanted to "strengthen the special relationship" between the U.S. and UK.

He added: "No president has ever gone through anything like it, and it continues because our opponents can not forget the nearly 75 million people, the highest number ever for a sitting president, who voted for us just a few short months ago". He said that because of Trump's actions, "for the first time in American history, the transfer of presidential power was not peaceful" and said Trump had "betrayed the confidence millions of us placed in him".

Sasse has long criticized Trump's authoritarian streak.

In fact, a clarion call- and an implicit threat- has already been sounded by Trump supporting Qanon extremist lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene against her own party colleague Jamie Herrera Beutler, who voted to impeach Trump and also disclosed a phone call he had with a GOP Congressman that showed the President implicitly defending the mob attack on the Capitol.

A majority of senators voted to acquit Trump on one charge of inciting an insurrection, but the 57-43 tally fell 10 votes short of the two-thirds majority required for conviction.

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