Former American President Donald Trump was acquitted by Senate for his alleged role of inciting for a riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6. A majority of senators voted to convict the former president, but failed to reach the super majority threshold needed for a conviction. A group of 57 senators voted to convict Trump, and 43 senators voted to acquit. During the trial, House impeachment managers argued that the Jan. 6 riot was Trump’s final attempt to overturn the presidential election. They claimed he was no innocent bystander, but rather, an insider and the instigator. “The truth is, this attack never would have happened but for Donald Trump. And so they came, draped in Trump’s flag, and used our flag, the American flag to batter and to bludgeon,” Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., said.
Trump had a replica: „No president has ever gone through anything like it, and it continues because our opponents cannot forget the almost 75 million people, the highest number ever for a sitting president, who voted for us just a few short months ago,” Trump said in a statement. Trump was the only president to be impeached twice in American history. „While the final vote did not lead to a conviction, the substance of the charge is not in dispute,” the President Biden said.