- Saturday, February 13, will always remain memorable for Donald Trump
- It was the very day the US Senate failed to convict the former president of impeachment charged against him
- Republicans and Democrats in the House could not get up to the needed 60 votes to nail Trump
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The immediate former American president, Donald Trump on Saturday, February 13, breathed a sigh of deep relief over impeachment charges, especially concerning claims that he incited violence and the Capitol Hill invasion.
The United States (US) legislature on Saturday acquitted Trump of the numerous charges related to the ugly riot.
The votes which ended up as 57-43 were cast by both Republicans and Democrats at the House, New York Times reports.
Although at least seven Republican lawmakers joined 50 of their Democrat rivals to vote against Trump, the support fell short of the 67 votes required to convict him.
International political observed noted that this is the most bipartisan support for conviction in any of the four impeachments throughout the history of the country.
The trial of Trump continued as the US Senate on Tuesday, February 9, voted for his second impeachment.
During a seating, senators voted largely along party lines after about four hours of debate over the constitutionality of the impeachment.
The former president was termed delusional in his claims of victory in the November 3 presidential contest in which Joe Biden won and was certified the winner by the Senate.
Senate on Tuesday, in a vote that ended in 56-44, resolved to continue Trump's impeachment, with the upper chamber saying the process will be considered from the standpoint of Trump’s campaign of misinformation to overturn the victory of President Biden.
The impeachment proceeding will continue when the Senate resumes sitting on Wednesday, February 10.
Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for Legit.ng. He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics.