Biden comments on Trump’s acquittal by the US Senate in the second impeachment trial against the former president

“While the final vote did not lead to a conviction, the essence of the case is not in dispute,” declared the US president.

US President Joe Biden commented the result of the vote in the US Senate, which this Saturday declared Donald Trump innocent of “incitement to insurrection” in the second political trial against him.

“While the final vote did not lead to a conviction, the essence of the case is not in dispute,” he declared.

“Even those who opposed the conviction, such as the minority leader [republicana] in the Senate, McConnell, believe that Donald Trump was guilty of ‘a shameful negligence [en el cumplimiento] of duty ‘and’ practically and morally responsible for provoking ‘the violence unleashed on Capitol Hill, “he said in a statement.

Trump speaks after being acquitted in the second impeachment

“This sad chapter in our history has reminded us that democracy is fragile. That it must always be defended. That we must always be in force,” said the White House tenant, highlighting that “violence and extremism have no place” in USA “Each of us has a duty and responsibility as Americans, and especially as leaders, to defend the truth and defeat lies,” he reiterated.

“It is how we end this uncivil war and heal the very soul of our nation. It is the task ahead,” he concluded.

57 senators supported the impeachment, while 43 expressed their rejection. At least 67 votes were required for the impeachment to pass.

Moments after the vote took place, Trump released a statement, in which he crossed out the process against him as “one more phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our country.”

El second ‘impeachment’

The impeachment article, which was formally introduced on January 11 during a brief session of the US House of Representatives, cites Trump’s repeated claims that he won the November 3 election, as well as the speech that He spoke to his supporters on January 6 in Washington before they forcibly stormed the Capitol. The resolution also mentions Trump’s call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, during which the president pressured him to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in that state.

The US House of Representatives approved Trump’s impeachment on January 13. The initiative was supported by 232 members of the Chamber, while 197 showed their rejection. 10 of the votes in favor of ‘impeachment’ belong to members of the Republican Party: a record number of congressmen who voted against the president belonging to their own party.

Trump became the first US president to be impeachment twice during one term.

In February 2020, the US Senate acquitted Trump in impeachment, who was accused of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after a telephone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart, during which he allegedly pressured Vladimir Zelenski to investigate to Biden.

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