“The Senate having tried Donald J. Trump – president of the United States – upon two articles of impeachment exhibited against him by the House of Representatives and 2/3 of the senators present not having found him guilty of the charges contained therein, it is, therefore, order and judged that the said Donald John Trump be hereby acquitted of the charges in the said articles,” Chief Justice John Roberts said officially ending the impeachment charade.
“And thank you, all, for making my presence here as comfortable as possible. As I depart the chamber, I so so with the invitation to visit the court by long tradition and in memory of the 135 years we sat in this building,” Roberts added.
“We keep the front row of the gallery in our courtroom open for members of Congress who might want to drop by to see an argument or to escape one.”
“I also depart with sincere good wishes as we carry out our common commitment to the constitution through the distinct roles assigned to us by that charter.”
“You have been generous host, and I look forward to seeing you again under happier circumstances,’ Roberts said.
Finally, he gaveled the trial to a close: ‘I move that the Senate sitting as the court of impeachment on the articles against Donald John Trump adjourn – sine die.’
Trump immediately took a victory lap and put the Dems and Mitt Romney and all his doubters on notice with the meme heard round the world. (See below)
‘I will be making a public statement tomorrow at 12:00 pm from the @WhiteHouse to discuss our Country’s VICTORY on the Impeachment Hoax!,’ he tweeted.
From The Daily Mail:
Donald Trump was acquitted on the two articles of impeachment against him on Wednesday, bringing a four-month fractious trial and inquiry to a close.
The final outcome was an almost certainty in the Republican-controlled Senate where it would have taken a two-thirds majority to remove him from office.
The president took to Twitter to respond, re-upping a video from June of last year that showed Trump winning election after election, ending up as president forever. The final slide in it reads: ‘‘Trump4Eva.’
He also said he’d make a statement from the White House on Thursday.
‘I will be making a public statement tomorrow at 12:00pm from the @WhiteHouse to discuss our Country’s VICTORY on the Impeachment Hoax!,’ he tweeted.
And White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham put on a statement slamming the ‘sham impeachment attempt concocted by Democrats.’
‘This was yet another witch-hunt that deprived the president of his due process rights and was based on a series of lies,’ she said. ‘The president is pleased to put this latest chapter of shameful behavior by the Democrats in the past, and looks forward to continuing his work on behalf of the American people in 2020 and beyond.’
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2020