In a historic vote today, in the impeachment trial of the reprobate Donald John Trump, seven Republican senators joined with 50 Democratic senators to convict the former President for his actions and inactions leading to the insurrectionist attack on the United States Capitol on January 6th, 2021.
The vote tally produced the most votes ever cast to convict a president in a Senate impeachment trial. In all United States history, there have only been three prior impeachment trials. The reprobate Trump was impeached and tried last year. He was acquitted in February of 2020. Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson were both tried and acquitted in impeachment trials, as well.
However, the second impeachment trial of the reprobate Trump was notable for several reasons:
1.) This trial produced the largest number of senators in history voting to convict a President of the charges he was facing.
2.) This was the first trial in modern impeachment history in which a majority of senators voted for conviction. To convict, however, 67 votes are needed.
3.) The individual being impeached had already left office. This had never previously happened in the case of a president.
4.) The Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, the senior Republican Senator from Kentucky did not vote to convict the former President, but did say that he might be found liable for his actions if charged in other venues.
The reprobate Trump was not convicted but he is forever stained.
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