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Senate acquits Trump for the incitement of Capitol riot in 57-43 vote

The Senate has acquitted former President Donald Trump in a 57-43 vote that began just after 3:30 p.m. ET following closing arguments from both sides. 

This comes on the fifth day of trial after the House impeached Trump last month for incitement of an insurrection for his role in inciting the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6. Seven Republican senators voted in favor of conviction. 

The Republicans who voted to convict were Sens. 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 of Pennsylvania. Burr and Toomey are retiring from Congress in 2022.

It would have taken 67 votes to convict Trump and the Senate would have been able to bar him from running for office again, but because he was acquitted, he can. 

Trump has now been acquitted twice by the Senate. The first time was in Feb. 2020 after he was impeached by the House for the first time over his dealings with Ukraine.

Per: NBC

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