Trump escapes senate impeachment for the second time

Donald Trump, the first US president to be impeached twice and the first president to be impeached after his term has ended, was acquitted by the senate of officially inciting the insurrection on Capitol Hill in January. Impeachment needed 17 Republican senators to vote to impeach and only 10 voted in favour of impeachment meaning the case against the former president was dropped. Republican minority leader Mitch McConnell said Trump, whilst not legally responsible for the riot was morally responsible for it.