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Trump Acquitted In Second Impeachment Trial

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The Senate voted on Saturday to acquit former President Donald Trump on an impeachment charge of inciting an insurrection in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, marking the only time a president has been impeached, and then acquitted, on two occasions.

A majority senators found Trump guilty, as evidenced by a 57-43 vote. But that number fell well short of the supermajority needed for a conviction. If Trump had been convicted, he would have been barred from ever holding federal office again.

Per Fox News: “The seven GOP senators who joined with all Democrats in finding Trump guilty were: Sens. 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 and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.”

The acquittal means Trump, the 45th president, can make another bid for the White House in 2024. He praised the acquittal, while thanking his supporters. He also promised to soon emerge with a “vision for a bright, radiant, and limitless American future.” 

He also took aim at his naysayers.

“This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our country,” Trump said. “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.”

Trump’s lawyers denounced the entire process as an unconstitutional “sham impeachment.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. Well, it looks like the post election, inauguration, 2nd impeachment party is over. Starting Monday, three weeks into his term, it’s all Biden all the time The media is going exhaust itself trying to provide cover for this guy. It’s going to be one heck of a hangover.

  2. So now they’ll move on to the Capitol protest arrests and hearings. They’ll try to get through the midterms on those stories. I mean the totally bullshit Russia nonsense lasted what 3 years? No idea why a Republican hasn’t moved to impeach Biden yet for China tampering. Looking forward to impeachment after the midterms.

  3. Everyone should note those 7 “so-called” republicans in your states. Ever wonder who the swamp is? There’s your swamp creatures. It’s Republicans too. You may continue to vote for those big tech employees at your own peril.

  4. Instead of working on expediting vaccine distribution, ending the lockdowns, reopening schools, and getting Americans back to work, congress is busy fucking off (as per usual). The fact that they needed to run another impeachment trial is an indictment on their confidence to beat Trump head to head in another election. Since they did not get their way one could only expect expanded mail in voting and ballot harvesting.

  5. It is not over yet! The AG in NY and other states will file bogus criminal charges against Trump and his businesses. Dems can not afford the risk of Trump winning again.

    The 7 Rhinos + Cocaine Mitch will never get my support. I suggest you contribute to individual candidates rather than the RNC. When suburban women the RNC is so concerned about are paying $4.50 a gallon for fuel to take their kids to soccer practice and the teachers continue to strike they will start to migrate back to the MAGA agenda.

    The impeachment trial this week sure provided a lot of cover for the magnificent Cuomo. I can not wait for his next book on Ethical Leadership.

  6. The show trial didn’t go the way CNN wanted. Aww. I think Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon are going to wet themselves with hate.

    Now what will CNN do to pump up the ratings? Who will they demonize next to keep the leftist authoritarians watching?

    Hey Romney.
    Lets not forget they despised you when you ran for President and have only been given media love when you were a useful idiot for anti Trump reporting.
    Now that Trump is off the state. You friends at CNN & NBC will need a new scapegoat and you may just be what they need.

  7. Remember the 17…the 10 House & 7 Senate Republican traitors. Collins & Murkowski I would expect…they’re basically Democrats anyway. The others need to get their asses handed to them in their primaries…the weasel Romney most deservedly.

    What an epic waste of time & money on an outcome that was pre-determined. Pure political theater for the left’s progressive base…and the media asshats that shill for them.

  8. The seven swamp snakes should not be forgotten. This asinine impeachment was unconstitutional on it’s face. Everyone knew it was dead on arrival. The Ukraine impeachment was a joke from day one as well. The hate blinded Dems continue to throw shit against a Teflon wall hoping something might stick.

  9. The RNC is done for! HAPPY! HAPPY! HAPPY! If they think after what McConnell said on the Senate floor that any of us are donating to them, they may as well fold now.

    At DISRN, we would call the RNC “flowerbed”ers 😉 Just replacing the f-word with something that cracks us up!

    • Those RINO’s think they can just get rid of the extra 12 million trailer park voters for Trump. What they aren’t counting on is the 10’s of millions that have been sucking it up and voting for them for years, because the Dems were even worse. Mitch had no chance if it isn’t for them. We, conservatives, are done with them. If we are going to get the communists anyway, why do it while begrudgingly voting for those clowns.

      No more money for the RNC. Maybe a candidate here or there, but not that party. I say “flower” them!

  10. I guess it’s time to bring the troops home…..from DC. Now the DNC can concentrate on fracturing their base, killing union jobs to save the environment, pitting the CDC against the teacher unions and alienating women with trans in sports. As Biden craters in the polls he will use the O playbook whining about the previous administration and the media will cover for him then be shocked and appalled at midterms..

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