President Joe Biden said that despite Donald Trump’s acquittal on impeachment, “the merits of the prosecution” are “not controversial” and that the January 6 attack on Capitol Hill showed democracy was “fragile”.
“Even if the final vote did not lead to a conviction, the merits of the charge are undisputed,” said the Democrat after the acquittal that the US Senate had elected in the second impeachment proceedings against his Republican predecessor.
“This sad chapter in our history has reminded us that democracy is fragile. That it must always be defended. That we must always remain vigilant,” said Joe Biden in a statement.
Former US President Donald Trump, who was acquitted by the US Senate on Saturday and charged with “inciting insurrection” following the violence on Capitol Hill on January 6, immediately stated: “I will be many in the months ahead You have things to share and look forward to continuing our incredible journey for America’s greatness. “” Our great, historical and patriotic movement, Make America Great Again, is just beginning, “he added.
Senators voted 57 out of 100 in favor of condemning the billionaire. But it would have taken two thirds of the House of Lords (67 votes) to reach a guilty verdict, which could have been followed by a verdict for inadmissibility.