Lawmakers Spar Over Trump's Acquittal

Lawmakers Spar Over Trump's Acquittal

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
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February 6, 2020

As expected, President Trump was acquitted on both articles of impeachment by the Senate with Utah Senator Mitt Romney being the only Republican to break with the party on voting to convict the President on charges of obstructing Congress.

In light of the President being acquitted, lawmakers are responding with some saying that a partisan investigation is over and others signaling that this is only the beginning.

After a heated start of the week, which also included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) ripping up the President’s State of the Union Address after he spoke to the country, Florida, a battleground state, looks to continue being a testing ground of what’s to come in the 2020 election.

Both of Florida's senators, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, vote against the impeachment articles.

However, not everyone is championing the President being acquitted on the charges. 

Presidential candidate and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) shared her thoughts on Twitter, calling the acquittal "a shameful day for the US Senate" and "a somber day for the US Constitution."

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (D), who showed promising results after the controversial Iowa Caucus, took to Twitter to not only slam the Republican-led Senate but to also call for support for his Presidential campaign.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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