Former President Donald J. Trump has thanked millions of decent, hardworking, law-abiding, God-and-Country loving citizens and blasted the Democratic Party after the U.S. Senate acquitted him in his second impeachment trial Saturday.

Forty-three senators, all Republicans, voted to acquit Trump, while 57 senators, including seven Republicans, voted to convict, falling shy of the constitutional requirement of a two-thirds majority needed to convict.

Trump had been accused of inciting the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, the day in which Congress and then-Vice President Mike Pence counted the electoral votes to confirm the results of the 2020 presidential election.

In a statement, Trump thanked the senators and members of Congress “who stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country.”

Trump assured that America remains one glorious nation under God and stressed that it is “our responsibility to preserve this magnificent inheritance for our children and for generations of Americans to come.”

The seven Republicans who voted for conviction are Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Mitt Romney of Utah, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.


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