Trump Acquitted in Second Impeachment Trial

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Trump Acquitted in Second Impeachment Trial

Published February 13, 2021

Former President Donald Trump has been acquitted in his second impeachment trial.

In his historic second impeachment trial, former President Donald Trump has been acquitted of inciting an insurrection. The acquittal comes after Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives on the grounds of inciting a mob of supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol as the electoral results were being counted that certified his loss.

This impeachment makes former President Trump the first president to ever be impeached by the House twice. This was also the most bipartisan impeachment conviction vote in U.S. history.

While a majority of senators voted to convict former President Trump, a two-thirds vote is needed to convict in an impeachment trial. 

Impeachment Conviction Votes

 YEAsNAYs
Democrat48 
Republican743
Independent2 
Totals5743

Republican Senators who Voted to Convict Former President Trump

  • Ben Sasse – Nebraska
  • Bill Cassidy – Louisiana
  • Mitt Romney – Utah
  • Lisa Murkowski – Alaska
  • Pat Toomey – Pennsylvania
  • Richard Burr – North Carolina
  • Susan Collins – Maine