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Open: This is "Face the Nation," February 14

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Today on "Face the Nation," the Senate impeachment trial of the former president charged with inciting insurrection ended exactly as predicted.

Video Transcript

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MARGARET BRENNAN: I'm Margaret Brennan in Washington. And this week on "Face the Nation," the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump is now headed for the history books. And President Biden steps up efforts on securing vaccines and getting America's schools reopened.

Last week, America relived and learned some terrifying new details about the January 6 attack on the Capitol. But in the end, the result of the attempt to convict former President Trump was predictable and political. There were some plot twists, like minority Leader Mitch McConnell's condemnation of Mr Trump immediately after he voted to acquit him.

MITCH MCCONNELL: For a disgraceful, disgraceful dereliction of duty.

MARGARET BRENNAN: Leader McConnell's defense for his vote-- the Senate was not the right court for conviction.

MITCH MCCONNELL: We have a criminal justice system in this country. We have civil litigation. And former presidents are not immune from being accountable by either one.

MARGARET BRENNAN: Asked about censuring to punish the former president instead, Speaker Pelosi called it a cowardly way out for Republican senators.

NANCY PELOSI: We censure people for using stationary for the wrong purpose. We don't censure people for inciting Insurrection that kills people in the Capitol.

MARGARET BRENNAN: Democrats warn that without accountability, violence like that seen on January 6 could happen again.

JOE NEGUSE: I fear, like many of you do, that the violence we saw on that terrible day may be just the beginning.

MARGARET BRENNAN: We'll talk with one of the prosecutors, Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse, plus an exclusive conversation with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He too weighed in on the Senate verdict.

BORIS JOHNSON: After all the toings and froings and all the kerfuffle, American democracy is strong.

MARGARET BRENNAN: We'll also talk to the head of the Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, about President Biden's back-to-school plan and those new virus variants. The CEO of Rite Aid drugstores, Heyward Donigan will be with us to tell us how her company plans to help with getting Americans vaccinated. Plus, we'll check in with Dr. Scott Gottlieb. It's all just ahead on "Face the Nation."

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