Florida Republicans react to Trump’s acquittal

by | Feb 6, 2020

The witch hunt is over, and now lawmakers can get back to work.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump was officially acquitted — as expected — by the United States Senate. The chamber overwhelmingly found Trump not guilty of both articles of impeachment

By a final vote of 52-48 against conviction on the abuse of power charge and 53-47 against conviction on the obstruction charge, the Senate fell well short of the two-thirds, 67-vote supermajority needed to convict and remove the president.

The crucial vote wasn’t without its controversy. The former presidential candidate turned Senator Mitt Romney crossed party lines, voting to convict Trump along with Democrats.

Following the vote, officials around the state reacted to vote. Here are some of the biggest reactions from yesterday’s vote.

U.S. Senator Rick Scott first weighed-in on the Romney’s vote to convict Trump in an interview with Dana Perino on Fox News. Scott was candid, believing that Romney’s vote will be the downfall of his political career.

He then released a statement that was short and sweet.

Senator Marco Rubio took aim at “fake news” outlets, and how they reported Trump’s acquittal.

U.S. Representative Ross Spano called the impeachment a “sham” and a waste of taxpayers money.

U.S. Representative Vern Buchanan commented, saying that legislators can “get back to work” now that the partisan impeachment is over.

Following a victory, and emboldened Trump got in on the fun.


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