Special report: Trump acquitted as Senate falls 10 votes short; Burr a surprising “aye”

Special report: Trump acquitted as Senate falls 10 votes short; Burr a surprising “aye”

Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr

Tillis joins 42 Republicans in voting to acquit as seven others join 48 Democrats and two independents in adjudging Trump guilty

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted on Saturday to acquit former President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol, concluding his second impeachment trial with the same verdict as his first impeachment.