NEWSDAILYNIGERIA -The impeachment trial of the immediate past president of the United States of America,Donald Trump by the US Senate on alleged inciting insurrection has been dismissed.
The Senate on Saturday polled 57 guilty votes and 43 Not guilty votes thereby falling short of the required 2/3rd of votes expected to effect the indictment and impeachment of the former president.
Recall, this becomes the second failed attempts to impeach Trump,the first was earlier and now after on allegation of inciting his supporters against the State during the attacks at the US Capitol after he lost of the last presidential election.
With this outcome it has finally laid to rest the much talked about impeachment and sanctions of the former president from future democratic ambition among other rights.
Financial times reports that the former President was absolved because under the US constitution, two-thirds of the Senate needed to find him guilty for him to be convicted.
Adding that the Democrats had hoped to convict the former president and then hold a simple majority vote to bar him from holding future public office.but with this outcome,Trump has not ruled out running for president again in 2024.
Reacting to the Verdict,Trump in a statement said “This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our country. No president has ever gone through anything like it
“Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people”he added
The Senate vote underscores the tight grip Trump continues to hold over the Republican party. The former president has retained the loyalty of GOP lawmakers despite losing November’s presidential election and should be noted that Saturday’s acquittal marks the second time Trump has been exonerated in a Senate trial.
He was found not guilty last year on charges relating to his efforts to pressure the Ukrainian president to dig up dirt on Biden after just one Republican, Romney, voted to convict.