Video of the trial showing Capitol attack: https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4945097/del-stacey-plaskett-shows-security-footage-us-capitol-attack
The U.S. Senate voted 57 to 43 not to convict D.J. Trump on February 13, 2021.
Considered Trump guilty, but on a technicality* that he himself created, Republican Mitch McConnell voted not to convict.
VIDEO SPEECH OF McCONNELL CONDEMNING DONALD TRUMP: https://news.yahoo.com/full-speech-mcconnell-denounces-trumps-220407898.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=ma
Nancy Pelosi on McConnell’s technicality for not voting guilty: https://www.facebook.com/144899702713065/videos/264029032038685
How each Senator voted –
(67 Guilty votes needed.) 57 Guilty votes /43 Not Guilty votes: https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2021/02/politics/senate-who-voted-impeachment/
The Senate Trial:
February 11, 2021: https://www.c-span.org/video/?508743-1/impeachment-trial-day-3-part-1
February 12, 2021: https://www.c-span.org/video/?508916-1/impeachment-trial-day-4-complete
February 13, 2021, Last Day and Senate Vote: https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-Lkry-SF1&ei=UTF-8&hsimp=yhs-SF1&hspart=Lkry¶m1=mT_hBC0WS3pOSORZjs1dAiroqEAWS5pTTCxnv6422E6Rky93xTs-z67ftxgFNbnPUWYGdS2rNGW5WulcEEruEDiF6LTrPJndNZoL68fS2RqJ3fWIB-6GBZAT0IAlL2Lw0tuOphsOWuW2B24Vs_3hI5ZWDuhkMsgugpa2_93PQ-BRCn2gaIrVjxeYoq6vyF3GaAO8ociJGpbsbGA7F8mhi-A2CD8%2C&p=CSPAN&type=ANYS2_A1BUX_set_bfr_%2456705_000000%24#id=1&vid=8ed1c37cbe6ec41d832e3befa3cfd346&action=click
Note: Last day considered adding witnesses, but entered new finding into the record instead. https://www.cnet.com/how-to/trump-impeachment-vote-saturday-schedule-now-how-it-could-change/
Impeachment by the U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES on January 25, 2021:
H.Res.24 – Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.117th Congress (2021-2022) |
Pass from the U.S. House to the U.S. Senate for trial January 25, 2021.
- Republican Senator Mitch McConnell refused to accept the Impeachment documents until January 19, 2021, one day before the Inauguration of Joseph Biden, and agreed that they would accept them after January 20, 2021 even though Trump would be out of office.
Passed House (01/13/2021)
This resolution impeaches President Donald John Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors.
Specifically, the resolution sets forth an article of impeachment stating that President Trump incited an insurrection against the government of the United States.
The article states that
- prior to the joint session of Congress held on January 6, 2021, to count the votes of the electoral college, President Trump repeatedly issued false statements asserting that the presidential election results were fraudulent and should not be accepted by the American people or certified by state or federal officials;
- shortly before the joint session commenced, President Trump reiterated false claims to a crowd near the White House and willfully made statements to the crowd that encouraged and foreseeably resulted in lawless action at the Capitol;
- members of the crowd, incited by President Trump, unlawfully breached and vandalized the Capitol and engaged in other violent, destructive, and seditious acts, including the killing of a law enforcement officer;
- President Trump’s conduct on January 6, 2021, followed his prior efforts to subvert and obstruct the certification of the presidential election, which included a threatening phone call to the Secretary of State of Georgia on January 2, 2021;
- President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of government, threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a coequal branch of government; and
- by such conduct, President Trump warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold U.S. office.