President Donald J. Trump was acquitted on charges of inciting an insurrection, i.e., for speaking before a crowd in regards to the 2020 stolen election.
The vote: 57 to 43. A two-thirds majority was needed. Seven Republicans betrayed Trump including Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Richard Burr, Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, and Lisa Murkowski.
Trump’s lawyers argued that the President was exercising his First Amendment right to free speech and that Democrats have continually incited angry mobs to violence for decades.
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