The United States during the vote on the Second Article of Impeachment on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. From Facebook

WASHINGTON — The United States Senate voted today to acquit President Donald Trump on the House of Representatives’ two articles of impeachment on Wednesday.

The Senate, with the Republican majority, voted mostly along partisan lines, with the exception of Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah).  Romney, a former presidential candidate voted to guilty on the first article of impeachment, which accused Trump of abuse of power in his dealings with Ukraine. The final vote was 52-48 to acquit on the first article of impeachment.

On the second article of impeachment, which accused Trump of obstruction of Congress, Romney voted not guilty. The final vote to acquit on the second article of impeachment by a vote of 53-47.

The vote to convict would have required two-third majority of the Senate.

Romney said in speech before his Senate colleagues that his decision to vote to convict was the “most difficult decision I have ever faced.”

The Senate acquittal ends the three-week long impeachment trial. While the Senate acquittal allows the president to remain in office, the impeachment by the House of Representatives will forever remain on his record. 

Trump is the third president of the United States to have been impeached.  None have been removed from office.

 

 

Support Independent Indigenous Journalism

Native News Online is an independent, Indigenous-led newsroom with a crucial mission:  We want to change the narrative about Indian Country. We do this by producing intelligent, fact-based journalism that tells the full story from all corners of Indian Country.  We pride ourselves on covering the tribes you may have never heard of before and by respecting and listening to the communities we serve through our reporting. As newsrooms across the country continue to shrink, coverage of Indian Country is more important than ever, and we are committed to filling this ever-present hole in journalism.

Because we believe everyone in Indian Country deserves equal access to news and commentary pertaining to them, their relatives and their communities, the story you’ve just finished was free — and we want to keep it that way, for all readers. But we hope it inspires you to make a gift to Native News Online so that we can continue publishing more stories that make a difference to Native people, whether they live on or off the reservation. Your donation will help us keep producing quality journalism and elevating Indigenous voices. Any contribution of any amount, big or small, gives us a better, stronger future and allows us to remain a force for change. 
Donate to Native News Online today and support independent Indigenous journalism. Thank you.

About The Author
Levi Rickert
Author: Levi Rickert
Levi Rickert (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation) is the founder, publisher and editor of Native News Online. He can be reached at [email protected]