Supreme Court chief justice John Roberts has read the final votes on both articles of impeachment and declared Trump to be acquitted.
In reading the statement Roberts said, “The Senate having tried Donald John Trump, President of the United States, upon two Articles of Impeachment exhibited against him by the House of Representatives, and two-thirds of the Senators present not having found him guilty of the charges contained therein: it is, therefore, ordered and adjudged that the said Donald John Trump be, and he is hereby, acquitted of the charges in said articles.”
All the Republican senator voted in favour of the president acquitted except Sen. Mitt Romney, a Utah Republican, whom found the President guilty of abuse of power, becoming the first senator in US history to vote to remove from office a president from the same party.
Before adjourning, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell thanked Roberts for his service and awarded him “the golden gavel” for his work. McConnell also thanked the Senate pages who helped to keep the floor running during the proceedings.
Donald Trump celebrates his victory in typical “Donald Trump” fashion, by trolling the republicans with this video:
Trump State of the Union speech and the reaction of the speaker