2/3 Votes Rule Favors Trump As He Is Acquitted Of Two Articles Of Impeachment
Donald Trump was acquitted of two articles of impeachment on Wednesday, a day after he delivered his State of the Union address. Trump was saved by a Constitutional law that requires a 2/3 majority vote to be removed from office.
According to reports, all Democratic Senators voted to convict Trump. But the voting was not among party lines thanks to Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, who also voted to convict the president.
As MSNBC reporter Garrett Haake explained, it is the first time in US history that senators from two different parties voted to convict a president of an impeachable offense.