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Senate acquits former President Donald Trump on charges he incited the Jan. 6 Capitol attack

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The Senate votes to acquit former president Donald Trump after he was impeached for his role in the Jan. 6 attack against the U.S. Capitol.

Video Transcript

PATRICK LEAHY: The yeas are 57. The nays are 43. 2/3 of the senators present not having voted guilty, the Senate judges that the respondent, Donald John Trump, former president of the United States, is not guilty as charged in the articles of impeachment. Presiding officer directs judgment to be entered in accordance with the judgment of the Senate as follows.

The Senate, having tried Donald John Trump, former president of the United States, upon one article of impeachment exhibited against him by the House of Representatives, and 2/3 of the senators present not having found him guilty of the charge contained therein, it is therefore ordered in a judge that the said, Donald John Trump, be and he is hereby acquitted of the charge in said article.