U.S. Senate finally clears and acquits Trump, terminating his impeachment trial
U.S. 45th President, Donald Trump has been finally cleared, discharged and acquitted by the U.S. Rupublican-majority led senate over the cases of obstruction of congress and abuse of power pointed against him by the United States House of Representative back in September, 2019.
On Wednesday, 5th February, 2020, the U.S. Republican members in the senate won in a poll against impeaching Donald Trump leaving the Democrats disappointed and also terminating the impeachment trial.
52 Republican senators in the U.S. senate declared Donald Trump not guilty as charged in the impeachment trials leveled against him where 48 senators declared him guilty as charged making it two-third (2/3) of the senators in the U.S. senate that didn’t find Donald Trump guilty. Chief Justice John Glover Roberts Jr announced the polls result shortly after the vote, pronouncing Donald Trump not guilty as charged.
Mitt Romney, a Republican that is not a fan of Donald Trump was the only senator in the Republican party that voted against him in the impeachment trial stunning Capitol Hill.
“The grave question the Constitution tasks senators to answer is whether the president committed an act so extreme and egregious that it rises to the level of a “high crime and misdemeanor,’ Romney said ahead of the vote. ‘Yes, he did.”
Mitt Romney who is a deeply-religious Mormon revealed that his faith is one of the reasons behind voting against Trump.
Romney said on his in-take on the senate floor:
“The allegations made in the articles of impeachment are very serious. As a senator juror, I swore an oath before god to exercise impartial justice. I am profoundly religious. My faith is at the heart of who I am. I take an oath before god as enormously consequential.
I knew from the outset that being tasked with judging the president, the leader of my own party would be the most difficult decision I have ever faced”
Mitt Romney insisted he believed Donald Trump abused his power because the case included his political rival, Joe and Hunter Biden.
“There’s no question in my mind that were there names not Biden the president would never have done what he did”
The impeachment trial began when the U.S. House of Representative speaker, Nancy Pelosi on the 24th of September initiated the case in the House of Reps, insisting that a whistle blower alledged that Donald Trump concealed military aid to Ukraine in a swap for launching investigations into his political opponent, Joe Biden.