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TRUMP ACQUITTED: Senate failed to reach a two-thirds majority to convict the former president

The US Senate on Saturday voted to acquit former President Donald Trump after a contentious impeachment trial over the deadly Capitol siege on January 6.

The House of Representatives impeached Trump last month on a charge of incitement of insurrection related to the siege, which resulted in multiple deaths and sent the political sphere into a tailspin.

All 50 Senate Democrats and seven Republicans voted to convict Trump, while 43 Republicans voted to acquit him. A two-thirds majority is required to convict a federal official and remove them from office. In the event of a conviction, the Senate can also vote by simple majority on whether to bar that official from ever holding public office again.

The Republicans who voted to convict Trump were Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.

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