The United States Senate has opted not to convict Former President Donald Trump for his role in January’s siege of the Capitol Building.
The final tally was 57-43, with all 50 Democrats and seven Republicans voting in favour of conviction. However, they needed a two-thirds majority to succeed.
This was Trump’s historic second impeachment trial. He was charged on one count of inciting an insurrection. Five people died in the January 6 siege.
Trump was first impeached in 2019 over reports that he had threatened to withhold military aid from Ukraine unless they would investigate the family of then-candidate Joe Biden.
That trial also ended in an acquittal.
In a statement Saturday, President Biden commented on his predecessor’s latest impeachment, saying each American has a duty to “defend the truth [and] defeat the lies”.