Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) released the following statement today on the U.S. Senate’s acquittal of President Donald J. Trump in his impeachment trial:
“I am glad that impeachment has finally come to an end and that President Trump has been acquitted," Guthrie said. "He should never have been impeached in the first place. Democrats in the House and Senate have put politics over the American people, dragging out the impeachment process as long as they could while ignoring important matters facing our nation. I commend Leader McConnell for his handling of the impeachment trial in the Senate, and I am glad we can all get back to work.”
President Trump was acquitted on both charges. The first, which was abuse of power, was voted down 52-48. The amount of votes required to remove the President from office was 67. Only one republican voted in favor of the first charge, which was Utah Senator Mitt Romney. The second charge, which was Obstruction of Congress, failed 53-47.
All democrats voted to convict Trump on both charges.
Today's vote ended a trial, proceedings, and a probe that went on for nearly four months.