Today, February 5th, 2020 President Donald Trump was acquited of all charges levied against him during the impeachment process. The President’s daughter Ivanka Trump stated:
“This factional fever and incoherent, ill-conceived process has finally ended and the President has rightfully been acquitted. It is time for our Country to move forward. Together.”Ivanka Trump
Chief Justice Roberts: "Two-thirds of the senators present not having pronounced him guilty, the Senate adjudges that the respondent Donald John Trump, President of the United States, is not guilty as charged in the second article of impeachment." pic.twitter.com/X25aZzRAxE— CSPAN (@cspan) February 5, 2020
Almost the entirety of the right was thrilled with the President’s victory, other than senator Mitt Romney, who, oddly, voted against the president, and is now being lambasted by his party.
WATCH: Sen. Romney: “The president is guilty of a flagrant abuse of public trust … Corrupting an election to keep oneself in office is perhaps the most abusive and destructive violation of one's oath of office that I can imagine.” https://t.co/V16XNbOaGE pic.twitter.com/sXdcZPyikp— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 5, 2020
The left believes that Pelosi won because she stood up to the president. Further, the left believes that the rule of law was undermined throughout the process, as their allegations pointed to what they believed was clear and convincing evidence.
Lots of people never shared Pelosi’s view of the issues, and to many of them, impeachment may look like a failure. But she achieved what she set out to, confirming her stature as a master tactician whether or not one agrees with her approach to broader strategic issues.Matthew Yglesias