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Senate Votes To Acquit President Donald Trump On Two Charges Of Impeachment

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Published on February 5, 2020 - Duration: 02:15s
Natasha Brown reports.
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Senate Votes To Acquit President Donald Trump On Two Charges Of Impeachment

WE ARE STREAMING LIVE ON CBSNPHILLY.GOOD EVENING, I'M UKEEWASHINGTON.I'M JESSICA KARTALIJA.BREAKING NEWS FROM THENATION'S CAPITOL MOMENTS AGO,VOTE TODAY ACQUIT PRESIDENTTRUMP OF TWO CHARGES EVERYIMPEACHMENT.NATASHA?THE PRESIDENT DID SAY TWOARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT ONABUSE OF POWER, THE VOTE WENT52 TO 48 FOR ACQUITTAL ONOBSTRUCTION SEAN OF CONGRESS,VOTE 53 TO 47 FOR ACQUITTAL.SOME REPUBLICANS SAY THEYDISAPPROVE OF THE PRESIDENT'SACTION TO TRY TO PRESSUREUKRAINE TO INVESTIGATE APOLITICAL RIVAL.BUT THEY WERE NOT CONVINCED TOREMOVE HIM FROM OFFICE.DEFENDANT WILL CONVENE ASTHE COURT OF IMPEACH.ACQUITTAL PRACTICALLYGUARANTEED.ARTICLE ONE, ABUSE OFPOWER.TWO THIRDS EVERY SENATORS ARENEEDED TO CONVICT.TWENTY REPUBLICANS WOULD HAVEHAD TO BREAK WITH THEPRESIDENT.BUT ALMOST ALL HELD FIRM.AS TO ABUSE OF CONGRESS ISWHOLE SALE ASSAULT ON THEPRESIDENCY, IT IS ABANDONINGEVERY SENSE OF FAIRNESS.ONE EXCEPTION, REPUBLICANSENATOR MITT ROMNEY OF UTAH,IN EMOTIONAL SPEECH IANNOUNCED WOE VOTE TO REMOVERTHE PRESIDENT.THE PRESIDENT IS GUILTY OFAPPAULING ABUSE OF PUBLICTRUST.ANOTHER CLOSELY WATCHEDVOTE WITH SENATOR DOUG JONESOF ALABAMA, VULNERABLEDEMOCRAT SEEKING RE-ELECTIONIN A RED STATE, HIS DECISIONCONVICT.IT IS SIMPLY A MATTER OFRIGHT AND WRONG.REPUBLICANS SAY IT IS NOWTO UP VOTERS TO DECIDE WHETHERPRESIDENT TRUMP SHOULD STAY ORGO.I HOPE WE WILL LOOK BACKTHON VOTE AND SAY THIS WAS ADAY THAT FEVER BEGAN TO BREAK.DEMOCRATS SAY, THAT IS ADANGEROUS MOVE.THEY SAY THE SENATE HAS GIVENTHE PRESIDENT CART BLANCH TOTELL FOREIGN NATIONS TOINTERFERE.CHEATING ELECTION ISACCEPTABLE, IF EVERYONE IS ASWICKED AS THE MOST WICKEDAMONG US, AND THE HOPE FOR THEFUTURE IS LOST.WHILE THE IMPEACH.TRIAL MAY BE OVER, THEINVESTIGATION INTO THEPRESIDENT MIGHT NOT BE JUSTYET.THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEEMIGHT SUBPOENA JOHN BOLTONDURING THE TRIAL THE FORMERNATIONAL SECOND TIRE ADVISOROFFERED TO TELL THE SENATEWHAT HE NO, SIR.THE SENATE VOTED NOT TO HEARFROM HIM.THAT'S THE VERY LATEST FOR NOW

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