By Emily Jacobs
February 13, 2021 | 4:49pm | Updated
“Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun,” Trump said.Pete Marovich/Getty Images
President Trump is reacting to his being cleared in the Senate in his second impeachment trial, thanking his lawyers and the Republicans who voted to acquit but calling the entire affair “a sad commentary on our times.”
“I want to first thank my team of dedicated lawyers and others for their tireless work upholding justice and defending truth,” Trump said in an email blast after the Senate voted 57-43, far short of the tally needed to convict.
“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.