WASHINGTON, D.C. – After a final vote in the impeachment trial Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump was acquitted on both charges.
Senator Angus King voted to convict the president on both articles, abuse of power and obstruction of congress.
During the trial, the senate voted against having more witnesses.
The independent Maine senator said this was the only impeachment trial in United States history without any.
He says it’s hard to even call this a “trial.”
“I still don’t understand how you explain that to anybody. Whatever side you’re on, you ought to want to know the facts. To ignore the opportunity to get at the facts I think we’ve really let our constituents and we’ve certainly let the constitution down,” King said.
Despite the feeling of separation between parities, King said everyone wants to continue to try to work together on other issues.
He said over the next several weeks, people may see bipartisan activity on many different topics.