Trump has been acquitted of inciting an insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6. The GOP defections nevertheless stand as a sharp rebuke of the former President.
The Republicans who voted for conviction were:
- Richard Burr of North Carolina
- Bill Cassidy of Louisiana
- Susan Collins of Maine
- Mitt Romney of Utah
- Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
- Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania
- Ben Sasse of Nebraska.
The vote was 43 not guilty to 57 guilty — short of the 67 guilty votes needed to convict Trump.
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