Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) on Articles of Impeachment
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA): "When the framers wrote the Constitution, they didn't think someone like me would serve as a United States Senator. But, they did envision someone like Donald Trump being President of the United States, someone who thinks he is above the law..."
Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) on Articles of Impeachment: "I did not run for the Senate hoping to participate in the impeachment trial of a duly elected President, but I cannot and will shrink from my duty to defend the Constitution and to do impartial justice." The Senate on Wednesday voted almost entirely along party lines to acquit President Donald Trump on abuse of power and obstruction of justice. In a dramatic speech on the Senate floor, Republican Mitt Romney of Utah said he would vote to convict President Trump on the first of two articles of impeachment. Aired on 2/5/20. U.S. President Donald Trump was acquitted of the charges in both articles of impeachment Wednesday. The Republican-majority U.S. Senate voted 52-48 against Trump's removal from office based on allegations he abused the power of the presidency and 53-47 against his removal for obstructing Congress' efforts to investigate him.The vote concludes the trial. But as VOA's congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson reports, the investigations in the Democratic-majority U.S. House are far from over. The Senate has voted to acquit President Donald J. Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, bringing an end to a five-month saga that began with a whistleblower's complaint and culminated in just the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history. Norah O'Donnell anchors this CBS News Special Report.