The result was never really in doubt.
In the end, seven Republicans joined with the Democrats to convict the former U.S. president by a 57 to 43 vote. But that was far from the two-third threshold required.
And while no witnesses appeared in person, dramatic new video revealed just how perilously close the violent mob came to succeeding in its alleged attempt to prevent the peaceful transfer of power.
- Steve Chaggaris is the political editor for Al Jazeera Online.
- Joel Rubin is a democratic strategist and former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State during the Obama administration.
- Amy Holmes is a columnist for the Swiss weekly “Die Weltwoche”, and a writer for HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher”.
- Joseph Williams is the senior news editor for U.S. News & World Report.
— The Hill (@thehill) February 14, 2021
Vandals targeted the home of one of former President Donald Trump's impeachment lawyers, spray-painting the word "TRAITOR" in red on the driveway of his home, police said. https://t.co/aiX8Deoua6
— ABC News (@ABC) February 15, 2021