WASHINGTON DC (February 13, 2021)(CNBNews)--The Senate voted Saturday, February 13, to acquit former President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol by a vote of 57 to 43. Two-thirds of the Senate needed to vote for the impeachment, to be exact the motion needed 67 votes for it to pass. Republican Senators Susan Collins, Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, Ben Sasse, Patrick Toomey, Bill Cassidy, and Richard Burr joined all of their Democratic colleagues to vote for a conviction.
Following the vote, defense attorney Michael van der Veen joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss the trial in a sometimes contentious interview. After his diatribe, he rips his microphone off and walks away. This is the second time that Trump has been acquitted.
According to Wikipedia, the first impeachment of Donald Trump occurred when Trump, the 45th president of the United States, was impeached by the House of Representatives of the 116th United States Congress on December 18, 2019. The House adopted two articles of impeachment against Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Senate acquitted Trump of these charges on February 5, 2020.
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