Former President Trump’s second impeachment trial overshadowed President Biden’s first month in the White House.
The impeachment resolution alleged that the outgoing President “acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law” by issuing “false statements asserting that the Presidential election results were the product of widespread fraud and should not be accepted by the American people.”
The resolution also claimed that President Trump “imperiled a coequal branch of Government” by making “statements that, in context, encouraged — and foreseeably resulted in — lawless action at the Capitol” on January 6.
Though the House of Representatives voted in favor of the resolution, Democrats in the Senate failed to muster the 67 votes necessary to convict former President Trump. Seven Republicans in the Senate, however, broke ranks with their colleagues to vote with the Democrats — much to the ire of their constituents.
As President Trump’s legal team noted during the Senate trial, a closer look