Impeachment Motion Against Former President Trump Rejected in US Senate

Impeachment needed a two-thirds majority in the Senate to convict Trump

MONITORING DESK: The US Senate has rejected the impeachment of former President Donald Trump and acquitted him.

Fifty-seven members of the U.S. Senate voted in favor of convicting Trump, while 43 voted against. Seven Republicans also voted in favor of the sentence, but impeachment needed a two-thirds majority in the Senate to convict Trump.

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Donald Trump was accused by Democrats of inciting his supporters to attack parliament on January 6.

The 100-seat Senate currently has 50 members each from the Democratic and Republican parties. The impeachment of the President or his conviction required the support of two-thirds of the members (67 votes) of the House.

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The Democratic prosecution team says former President Trump provoked his supporters to march on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, after which a mob stormed the Congress building, smashing the windows of the building.

The former president’s lawyers argued that Trump could not be blamed for the attack on Capitol Hill.

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According to lawyers, it is illegal to blame the former president for the January 6 incidents after he resigned. The impeachment proceedings are being conducted for political purposes.

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