On Saturday, seven Republican senators voted with Democrats to convict former President Donald Trump which is considered the most bipartisan reproach ever conveyed in an impeachment process.
But the final result of votes, 57 to 43 fell 10 votes short of the required two-thirds in order to find him guilty of fueling Capitol riots on Jan 6. The needed votes could also allow the Senate to disqualify him from holding the office.
The republicans particularly Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell who voted to acquit, strongly criticized Trump for inciting Capitol riots and held him responsible for it.
On the other hand, the seven members who were in support of Trump’s conviction started a rather defiant counteroffensive against the threats directed at them by the defenders of Trump which shows clear party divisions in the Senate votes.
However, the force of Mr. Trump’s dominance in right-wing US politics remains certain.
Coming to the legal vulnerability, Donald Trump still faces three investigations. Two of them relate to his business dealings in New York and a third revolves around his attempts to overturn his election loss to President Biden in the state of Georgia.
This acquittal will permit the new president’s administration to contemplate the issues like dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and its economic consequences, which actually motivated his victory.