Senate Votes to Acquit President Trump on Both Articles of Impeachment

The impeachment of President Trump came to a close Wednesday afternoon as the Senate voted largely along party lines to acquit the president on both articles of impeachment and allow him to remain in office. Senators voted 48-to-52 to acquit Trump on the charge of abuse of power and similarly voted 47-to-53 to acquit him on the charge of obstruction of Congress. The Republican majority voted in favor of acquittal as a bloc, except for Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, who became the first and only senator to vote to impeach a president in his own party. Senate Democrats, however, were united in their vote to convict the president for both abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Two independents who caucus with Democrats also voted to convict on both articles.

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