The Senate has voted to acquit President Donald Trump on the charge of abuse of power in his impeachment trial.
Forty-eight senators, including one Republican, voted to convict Trump on abuse of power, while 52, all Republicans, voted to acquit him.
The president was also impeached on the charge of obstruction of Congress. Senators were set to vote on that count after the abuse of power vote.
The acquittal vote was the final step in a two-week trial marked by impassioned arguments from House Democrats that Trump was a danger to the nation, and stalwart support from Senate Republicans for a president who maintains a political stranglehold on their party.
Sen. Mitt Romney, who delivered a searing condemnation of the president’s actions earlier in the day on the floor of the Senate, broke with his party to vote to convict Trump on the abuse of power count.
The Democrat-led House voted on Dec. 18 to impeach Trump on two articles: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Read more at CNBC.