Updated 5:40 PM EST, Sat February 13, 2021
Donald Trump's second impeachment trial ended like his first: with an acquittal.
The Senate vote was 57-43 in favor to convict, with seven Republicans joining Democrats in voting guilty. But a two-thirds majority was needed for conviction.
This was the fourth impeachment trial in US history. Trump is the only president in history to be impeached twice.
Ten House Republicans joined House Democrats in voting for impeachment on January 13, exactly one week after pro-Trump rioters ransacked the US Capitol. The vote was 232-197.
The speed of the vote and the Republican support underscored the fury that lawmakers felt about Trump's role in the Capitol attack. The impeachment resolution charged Trump with "incitement of insurrection."
Trump likened the impeachment push to a "witch hunt." He said the speech he gave to his supporters on January 6, the day the Capitol was breached, was "totally appropriate."