Donald Trump was on trial over his involvement in the January 6 invasion of the Capitol and senators opted to absolve him.All 50 Democratic senators voted for the conviction, joined by seven Republican senators: Richard Burr of North Carolina, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania. These representatives ended up, in fact, being greeted by the Democratic leader in the Senate, in the final speech. “I salute the patriotic Republicans who did what was right. And it was not easy,” said Chuck Schumer. There were other Republicans criticizing the ex-president’s actions, but they ended up not voting in favor of the conviction because they thought the procedure for ex-presidents was not constitutional. In fact, that was the explanation of the Republican leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell (who voted for absolution), in the final declaration. Even though the House of Representatives started the impechment process, Trump was still in the presidency. Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer then appealed to McConnell to support an emergency session to start the trial, which McConnell declined, leading to the case starting to be considered by Biden already in the presidency.
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