Federal Spotlight: Trump Acquitted by the Senate

February 6, 2020

President Donald Trump, the third U.S. President to be impeached by the U.S. House, was acquitted of two impeachment charges by the U.S. Senate yesterday. The vote on the first article, abuse of power, was rejected 48-52 with Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) being the only Republican to cross party lines to vote guilty. The second charge, obstruction of Congress, was voted down 47-53 along party lines. It takes 67 votes to remove a president from office. The votes were preceeded by the president's State of the Union Address to Congress on Tuesday and the Iowa caucuses on Monday. Read more from The New York Times.