Trump Acquitted of 'Incitement of insurrection'
Do you agree or disagree with the Senate vote?
The U.S. Senate has voted to acquit former President Donald Trump of inciting insurrection during the January 6 Capitol riot.
The vote was 57-43 to acquit.
Seven Republicans voted to impeach the former president, but Democrats needed 17 Republicans to join them to convict Trump and hold a separate vote to bar him from running for office again.
These are the seven Republicans who voted to convict the former President:
- Richard Burr of North Carolina
- Bill Cassidy of Louisiana
- Susan Collins of Maine
- Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
- Mitt Romney of Utah
- Ben Sasse of Nebraska
- Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania
Democrats in the House of Representatives had voted to impeach Donald Trump in January, charging him with "incitement of insurrection."
This is a breaking story and will be updated.
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