Senate acquits Trump on abuse of power impeachment charge

The Senate overwhelmingly acquitted President Trump on the charge of abuse of power on Wednesday afternoon following a brief trial, in a historic rejection of Democrats’ first article of impeachment and their claim that the president’s Ukraine dealings merited his immediate removal from office.

All Democratic senators supported convicting the president on the abuse of power charge, including swing-vote moderate Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Doug Jones, R-Ala. The only Republican defection was Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, who declared hours before the final vote that Trump had engaged in as “destructive an attack on the oath of office and our Constitution as I can imagine.

Read more here: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-acquits-president-trump-impeachment-vote

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