President Donald Trump impeachment trial ends with acquittal


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Trump shakes hands before delivering his State of the Union address on Feb. 4.

After many months of back-to-back hearings between Republicans and Democrats, President Donald J. Trump’s impeachment trial comes to an end, resulting in Trump becoming acquitted by the U.S Senate for both articles of impeachment on Feb. 5.

Under the first article, Trump was charged with abuse of power, which came out to a vote of 51 senators declaring not guilty to 48 declaring guilty. Under the second article, obstruction of Congress, the votes declared 53 not guilty to 47 guilty.

Trump will remain in the oval office and will still be campaigning in the 2020 election.

Senator Mitt Romney faced major backlash after being the only Republican to vote guilty on one article of impeachment.

California Senator Kamala Harris took to Twitter, expressing her views by stating, “We’ve just witnessed a miscarriage of justice on the floor of the United States Senate.”

Meanwhile, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted, “Now that their impeachment hoax is over, maybe Democrats can actually come to the table and try to do some work for the American people for a change… but I won’t hold my breath.”

“He is getting away with everything, and sadly he is going to continue getting away with stuff because Republicans keep covering up his crimes,” said TAMU-CC student Andrea Alvarado. “As long as he is in office, we won’t see further improvements in the future.”

Tomorrow, President Trump will be making a public statement from the White House to address his final thoughts.