Missouri U-S Senators Josh Hawley and Roy Blunt vote to acquit President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial.

In a statement, Blunt said he thinks the impeachment process is to remove a President from office, but not to punish him afterwards.

The vote total was 57-43 in favor of impeachment, but a two-thirds majority, or 67 votes, were required.

 

Sen . Blunt released the following statement after voting against the conviction of Trump:

“I said before this trial started that I believe the constitutional purpose for presidential impeachment is to remove a president from office, not to punish a person after they have left office. None of the arguments presented changed my view that this was an unconstitutional proceeding. Impeachment is not a tool that should be used to settle political scores against a private citizen.”

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