Roberts reads a statement thanking the Senate parliamentarian and her deputy and all the senators. He invites them to drop by the Supreme Court to see an argument or “to escape one.”
Not guilty on the second article
4:30 p.m. ET Feb. 5, 2020: On a vote of 53-47, the Senate finds that Trump is not guilty of the second impeachment article.
Romney voted for the second article of impeachment. No one else changed his or her vote from their vote on the first article.
The second article is being read
4:20 p.m. ET Feb. 5, 2020: The Senate clerk is reading the second article of impeachment. Sen. Romney was the only Republican to vote guilty for the first article.
Not guilty on the first article
4:16 p.m. ET Feb. 5, 2020: On a vote of 52-48, the Senate finds that Trump is not guilty of impeachment article one.
Chief Justice calls for the vote
4:10 p.m. ET Feb. 5, 2020: The vote has begun on the first article of impeachment. Each senator is standing to give their "guilty or not guilty" verdict.
The articles are being read
4:05 p.m. ET Feb. 5, 2020: The first article of impeachment is being read now.
A break before the vote
4 p.m. ET Feb. 5, 2020: The Senate is in recess for a short period.
Schumer ends and McConnell begins
3:49 p.m. ET Feb. 5, 2020: Schumer ends his comments, saying "These are the excuses of a child."
“The U.S. Senate was made for a moment like,” McConnell says. “We will reject this incoherent case that comes nowhere near justifying the first presidential removal in the country’s history.”
McConnell says the Democrats decided that “defeat means the whole system is broken.” He says within months after the election, Hillary Clinton and “a former U.S. president” decried the results of the election, calling it illegitimate.
“They still don’t accept the American voters’ decision,” McConnell said. “Heads, we win, tails, you cheated,” he said of Democrats’ reaction to losing the 2016 presidential election.