U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called Donald Trump "practically and morally responsible" for his supporters' deadly attack on the Capitol, only moments after voting to acquit the Republican former president on an impeachment charge of inciting the melee.
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Washington's most powerful Republican used his strongest language to date to denounce Trump minutes after the Senate voted 57-43 to convict Trump but fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to find him guilty.
But Senate's top Republican Mitch McConnell said Saturday he would vote against convicting the former president.
As lawmakers close out their dramatic arguments for and against impeaching former President Trump for incitement of an insurrection, some are left wondering: how much did the trial cost taxpayers?
Collins, Murkowski and Romney are all moderates who were frequently seen as the three Republican senators most likely to clash with President Trump.
A group of anti-Trump former Republican officials has raised the idea of creating a center-right third party but it is unlikely to gain much traction.
Burr, 65, will not seek reelection next year and will retire.
Although Trump's acquittal by the Senate was a near certainty, the verdict must have come as a relief to the former president.
Also striking was the "guilty" vote by Cassidy, who was reelected in November from a deep-red state where GOP support is widespread.
Republicans also saved Trump in the February 5, 2020, vote in his previous impeachment trial, when only one senator from their ranks - Mitt Romney - voted to convict and remove him from office. "I'm a trial lawyer and I represent people's interests in court".
If he had been convicted, the Senate could have voted to bar him from running for office ever again.
"All of this to hold on to power despite having legitimately lost", Toomey said.
A Republican member of the House of Representatives, Jaime Herrera-Beutler, said Mr McCarthy had told her about the call on the day.
The managers proved in devastating detail that Trump incited the January 6 riot, not only in his inflammatory speech that day, but also in his long and duplicitous campaign to discredit the election and cling to power.
"Tribalism is a hell of a drug, but our oath to the Constitution means we're constrained to the facts", Sasse said Saturday. Asked why he did not just called 911, he said, "That I don't know".
Still, seven Republicans voted with the Democrats to convict, the most defections ever from a president's party.
Romney broke with his party again - as he did on one of two impeachment articles in Trump's first impeachment trial a year ago - and voted "guilty". Andrew Johnson was impeached and acquitted in 1868 in the aftermath of the American Civil War and Bill Clinton was impeached in 1998 and acquitted in 1999 of charges stemming from a sex scandal.