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second Trump impeachment trial
February 14, 2021
In the end, seven Republican senators voted in favor of convicting Donald John Trump on the article of impeachment: incitement of an insurrection. The U.S. Constitution requires not just a majority, but two-thirds of the U.S. Senate to agree, 67 out of 100. The president pro tempore of the Senate, Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), confirmed that the motion to convict the former president failed on a vote of 57-43.
February 13, 2021
Six Republican Senators voted to proceed with the second impeachment trial of Donald John Trump and according to reports, as many as 10 might vote to convict. But 17 Republicans are needed to meet the two-thirds threshold to convict Trump.
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