Moments ago, Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer reacted to former President Trump being acquitted with a series of tweets.
57 Senators voted to convict Trump vs. 43 who voted to acquit. 7 Republican Senators joined Democrats.
67 were need for conviction.
Schumer took to Twitter after the vote and wrote:
Donald Trump inspired, directed, and propelled a mob to violently prevent the peaceful transfer of power, subvert the will of the people, and illegally keep him in power.
There is nothing more un-American than that.
There is nothing more antithetical to our democracy.
5 years ago—Republican Senators warned what would become of their party if Trump became their nominee.
5 years later—Trump tried to overturn the results of an election and provoked an assault on our government.
And well over half of Senate Republicans decided to condone it.
My fellow Americans—If this nation is going to long endure, we, as a people, cannot condone Trump’s conduct.
If lying about elections is acceptable, if encouraging political violence becomes the norm, it will be open season for whoever has the biggest clubs, most powerful guns.
My fellow Americans—Remember January 6
The panic and gunshots, hateful and racist Confederate Flag in the Capitol, screams of a bloodied officer, Capitol Police Officers who lost their lives, how close democracy came to ruin
Let it live in infamy—Trump’s final terrible legacy