UPDATE: THE VOTE WAS 43 NOT GUILTY TO 57 GUILTY – 67 GUILTY VOTES WERE NEEDED TO CONVICT TRUMP.
2 REPUBLICANS VOTED YEA
RICHARD BURR OF NORTH CAROLINA
BILL CASSIDY OF LOUISIANA
SUSAN COLLINS OF MAINE
LISA MURKOWSKI OF ALASKA
MITT ROMNEY OF UTAH
BEN SASSE OF NEBRASKA
PAT TOOMEY OF PENNSYLVANIA
This text was updated after the vote.
The US House of Representatives managers were trying to removing former President Trump from office, effective immediately, and prohibiting him from holding any office in the future of “honor, Trust or Profit under the United States.”
He was not convicted. The US House managers needed 17 republicans to convict. Seven Republicans joined all Democrats in voting “guilty” for a two-thirds majority of 67 votes. Democrats failed to get the two-thirds majority needed to convict.
If he was convicted, Trump would have lost the benefits of former Presidents allowed under the US 1958 Former Presidents Act.
These benefits include:
- A guaranteed pension which is equal to the annual rate of pay of the head of an executive department (around US $200K+ per year)
- 1 million dollars/year travel allowance
- Lifetime full Secret Service detail
- Transition funding for the expenses of leaving office
- Access to health insurance
- Furnished office space and staff