Illinois Reacts To Impeachment Verdict
Former President Donald Trump was acquitted of inciting the deadly Capitol insurrection of January 6, 2021 in a second impeachment trial Saturday. In the end, seven Republicans joined the Democratic Senators in voting to convict the President, with the final vote tallying at 57 to 43. It was 10 votes short of the two thirds majority to convict the President. Listeners and congresspeople all around the state are speaking up about how they feel about it. The 21st spoke to a chief political reporter and a columnist from Illinois to hear more about the acquittal.
Rick Pearson, Chief Political Reporter, Chicago Tribune
Laura Washington, Columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times and analyst at ABC-7 in Chicago.
The sham impeachment is painfully destructive to our country! We need lie detectors in Congress much more than metal detectors. pic.twitter.com/N4PNp4mxXV— Congresswoman Mary Miller (@RepMaryMiller) February 13, 2021
The damage being done to the state of our republic and the values we hold dear is unacceptable. We can and must do better for the sake of our democracy, and for the soul of our country.— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) February 13, 2021
My full statement here: https://t.co/bSCy2OJDWs
We needed 17 Republicans to put their country before their party and do the right thing, but we fell short of that high mark. However, a majority of the Senate—including seven Republican Senators—voted to convict. The most bipartisan conviction vote in history.— Dick Durbin (@DickDurbin) February 14, 2021
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