Former President Trump was acquitted by the Senate on Saturday afternoon with seven Republicans crossing over to vote with 50 Democrats. Two-thirds of the Senate (67) was needed to convict Trump.
Here are the seven Republicans:
The day began on an unexpected note when House impeachment managers said they wanted to call witnesses. Politico writes:
House Democrats prosecuting the case against Trump blindsided Senate Democrats when they asked for witness testimony on Saturday morning, prompting a 55-45 vote in favor of calling witnesses. But the House managers caved less than two hours later when they agreed to enter a statement from Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) into the record, rather than seek testimony from Herrera Beutler as the managers had previously requested.
Then, after closing arguments, the Senate quickly voted and Trump was acquitted for a second time. After the vote, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell ripped Trump.