Trump Acquitted, Murkowski and Six Other RINO’s Voted to Convict
BY Zachary Steiber. Fifty-seven senators voted to convict Trump. A conviction requires a 67 vote supermajority. [See Donald Trump’s statement below]
All 43 senators who voted to acquit Trump are Republicans. All Democrats voted to convict him. Seven Republicans [including Alaska’s illegitimate Senator, Lisa Murkowski] joined the Democrats. . .
Democrats in the House served as impeachment managers, or de facto prosecutors, trying to convince the Senate to convict Trump on the charge [of incitement of insurrection].
“Senators, what greater offense could one commit then to incite a violent insurrection at our seat of government during the peaceful transfer of power?” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), the lead impeachment manager, said during the trial. . .
Trump’s lawyers argued the trial was unconstitutional since the former president is a private citizen now and accused Democrats of showing selectively edited videos that omitted key evidence, such as Trump telling supporters on Jan. 6 to go to the Capitol “peacefully and patriotically.” (Read more from the story Donald Trump Acquitted HERE)
Pelosi Furious Over Result
By Allen Zhong. Pelosi made the remarks [about censuring Donald Trump] during a surprise visit to the House impeachment managers during a press conference after the Senate acquitted the former president.
She seemed furious about the result of the impeachment trials. She slapped on the table several times and criticized the senators who voted against the conviction as a “cowardly group of Republicans.”
(Editor’s note: the slapping of the lectern appears at 11:15 below)
(Read more from the story about Pelosi Furious over Donald Trump Acquitted HERE)
Senator McConnell Says Trump ‘Didn’t Get Away With Anything,’ Can Still Be Criminally Prosecuted
By Christina Zhao. In a scathing floor speech, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Saturday warned former President Donald Trump that he “didn’t get away with anything,” after the Senate acquitted him a second time following a historic impeachment trial. . .
“There’s no question, none, that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day,” he said on the Senate floor. “The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president. And having that belief was a foreseeable consequence of the growing crescendo of false statements, conspiracy theories, and reckless hyperbole which the defeated president kept shouting into the largest megaphone on planet Earth.”
(Read more from this story about McConnell’s comments after Donald Trump acquitted HERE)
Former President Donald Trump’s Full Statement
I want to first thank my team of dedicated lawyers and others for their tireless work upholding justice and defending truth.
My deepest thanks as well to all of the United States Senators and Members of Congress who stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country.
Our cherished Constitutional Republic was founded on the impartial rule of law, the indispensable safeguard for our liberties, our rights and our freedoms.
It is a sad commentary on our times that one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance, and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree. I always have, and always will, be a champion for the unwavering rule of law, the heroes of law enforcement, and the right of Americans to peacefully and honorably debate the issues of the day without malice and without hate.
This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country. No president has ever gone through anything like it, and it continues because our opponents cannot forget the almost 75 million people, the highest number ever for a sitting president, who voted for us just a few short months ago.
I also want to convey my gratitude to the millions of decent, hardworking, law-abiding, God-and-Country loving citizens who have bravely supported these important principles in these very difficult and challenging times.
Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it!
We have so much work ahead of us, and soon we will emerge with a vision for a bright, radiant, and limitless American future.
Together there is nothing we cannot accomplish.
We remain one People, one family, and one glorious nation under God, and it’s our responsibility to preserve this magnificent inheritance for our children and for generations of Americans to come.
May God bless all of you, and may God forever bless the United States of America.