After Trump's legal team asserted that presidents essentially should not be held accountable, the vote cleared President Trump of impeachment.
The failure of the impeachment process after five months of hearings, investigations and revelations about President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine was predictable. Senators voted 52-48. The Republican-led Senate voted to acquit Trump on two articles of impeachment - abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Even in the face of unprecedented obstruction, President Trump has ignited a great American comeback by making good on the promises he made.
A group of about 200 protestors, organized by progressive groups like Common Cause, Indivisible, Greenpeace, and the Women's March, gathered outside the Capitol following the Senate’s votes to acquit Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a statement saying the Senate vote to acquit Trump “normalized lawlessness and rejected the system of checks and balances in our Constitution.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell concluded instad that impeachment was a political loser for Democrats because Trump enjoyed the highest approval ratings of his presidency.