Former US President Donald Trump has welcomed his acquittal in a second impeachment trial, saying that his political movement "Make America Great Again has just begun".
The US Senate on Saturday voted 57-43 in favor of indicting the former president, with a two-thirds majority needed to indict him for inciting a mob that attacked the US Capitol on January 6 during the Democratic certification. Election victory of Joe Biden.
In a statement shortly after being acquitted, Trump called the trial "another phase of the greatest witch hunt in our nation's history.""Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement has just started by Make America Great Again," he said.
He said, "In the coming months, I have a lot to share with you and I look forward to continuing my incredible journey to achieve American greatness for all my people."Trump stepped down on January 20, so impeachment could not be used to remove him from power.
This has been yet one more phase of the best witch hunt within the history of our Country. No president has ever skilled anything love it , and it continues because our opponents cannot forget the just about 75 million people, the very best number ever for a sitting president, who voted for us just a couple of short months ago.
I also want to convey my gratitude to the many decent, hardworking, law-abiding, God-and-Country loving citizens who have bravely supported these important principles in these very difficult and challenging times.within the months ahead I even have much to share with you, and that i anticipate to continuing our incredible journey together to realize American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it!We have such a lot work before us, and shortly we'll emerge with a vision for a bright, radiant, and limitless American future.Together there's nothing we cannot accomplish.
Although Trump was acquitted of the sole charge of inciting the rebellion, seven Republicans joined all Democrats to convict the former president. The figure voted the largest number of senators ever to find a president of his own party to count for high crime and impeachment of misdemeanors.
They were Richard Burr of North Carolina, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Patrick Tommy of Pennsylvania.