U.S. Senate acquits Trump in impeachment trial

By a vote of 57-43 the Senate voted to acquit, 10 short of the 67 needed for conviction.

Video Transcript

PATRICK LEAHY: Each Senator, when his or her name is called will stand in his or her place and they'll vote guilty or not guilty as required by rule 23 of the Senate rules of impeachment. Article one, section three, clause six of the Constitution regarding the vote required for conviction on impeachment provides that quote, "No person shall be convicted without the concurrence of 2/3 of the members present," close quote. The question is on the article of impeachment.

Senators, how say you? Is the respondent Donald John Trump guilty or not guilty? A roll call vote is required, and the clerk will call the roll.

- Miss Baldwin?


- Ms. Baldwin, guilty. Mr Barrasso?

JOHN BARRASSO: Not guilty.

- Mr. Barrasso, not guilty.

PATRICK LEAHY: The yays 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 by 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 and adjudged that he said Donald John Trump be and he is hereby acquitted of the charge in said article.