President Donald Trump acquits in the Senate, where he was tried with the demand of disgrace.
As a result of the dismissal investigation of the House of Representatives, Trump was on trial in the Senate on the grounds of “dismissing the task” and “preventing Congress from working”.
In the final vote after the two-week trial sessions, it was cleared of two charges against Trump.
President Trump wrote in a message he shared on Twitter after the vote in the Senate, “I will make a public announcement about the victory of our country on the Azil game from the White House at 12.00 tomorrow (TSP 20.00).”
I will be making a public statement tomorrow at 12:00pm from the @WhiteHouse to discuss our Country’s VICTORY on the Impeachment Hoax!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2020
In the written statement made by the White House Spokesperson, “The President is happy to leave this last chapter of the shameful behavior of the Democrats in the past, and is looking forward to continuing to do things for the benefit of the American people in 2020 and beyond.”
“Unfortunately, because the Republicans in the Senate betrayed the Constitution, the President continues to pose a threat to American democracy, insisting that he is above the law and may infect elections if he wishes,” said Nancy Pelosi, President of the House of Representatives.
In the vote, directed by Constitutional Court Chief Justice John Roberts, President Trump was acquitted by 52 votes against 48, and 53 against 47 for “preventing Congress from working”, which is the first of the reasons for dismissal.
In the open vote made by asking the senators one by one, all senators voted except for the Republican Party Mitt Romney in line with their parties. When each senator’s names were read, he stood up and declared a choice as “criminal” or “not guilty”.
Mitt Romney voted for the President to be found guilty of the “abuse of duty” charge against Trump. “Not guilty,” he said while voting on the other accusation. With this preference, Romney became the first senator in the history of the United States to vote for the dismissal of a president from his party in a disgraceful trial.
A two-thirds majority, 67 of the 100 senators, was required for the decision to dismiss Trump in the Senate trial.
Trump’s justification was expected due to the fact that the Republicans had a majority with 53 seats in the Senate and no other Republican senator besides Romney declared support for the dismissal of President Trump.
The Azil investigation was launched with the allegation that Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky to investigate business activities by his political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden and used US aid to this country as a bargaining chip.
The House of Representatives, the majority of which were Democrats, accepted two charges against Trump on December 18th. Trump has been the third U.S. president to be subjected to disgraceful trial in the Senate to date. To date, no US President has been dismissed by the Senate.
Republicans in the Senate had signaled that Trump would be acquitted by refusing to call some critical figures such as former National Security Advisor John Bolton as witnesses during the trial last week.
While some Republican senators have recently criticized Trump’s behavior in their statements, they have assessed that this is not a fault that would require dismissal.