Senate Acquits Trump on
Article I - Abuse of Power

The Senate failed to convict President Trump on the first of two articles of impeachment articles approved by the House. Article I charged Trump with having abused the power of the presidency by withholding military aid and an Oval Office visit from Ukraine as pressure to obtain personal political favors from Ukrainian officials aimed at boosting his 2020 re-election prospects.

Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said: "The grave question the Constitution tasks senators to answer is whether the president committed an act so extreme and egregious that it rises to the level of a high crime and misdemeanor. Yes, he did. The president asked a foreign government to investigate his political rival. The president withheld vital military funds from that government to press it to do so. The president delayed funds for an American ally at war with Russian invaders. The president's purpose was personal and political. Accordingly, the president is guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust."

Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said: "It was inappropriate for the president to ask a foreign leader to investigate his political opponent and to withhold U.S. aid to encourage this investigation. When elected officials inappropriately interfere with such investigations, it undermines the principle of equal justice under the law. But the Constitution does not give the Senate the power to remove the president from office and ban him from this year's ballot simply for actions that are inappropriate."

A yes vote was in favor of removing the president from office.

Roll Call #33; 02/05/2020

  Yes   No   Not Voting
Republicans 1   52   0
Democrats 47   0   0
Totals 48   52   0
Roll Call #33; 02/5/2020       By Thomas Voting Reports, Inc.

47   Democrats Yea Nay   53   Republicans Yea Nay
Total   47 0   Total   1 52
Baldwin, Tammy WI Y     Romney, Mitt   UT Y  
Bennet, Michael CO Y     Alexander, Lamar   TN   N
Blumenthal, Richard CT Y     Barrasso, John   WY   N
Booker, Cory NJ Y     Blackburn, Marsha   TN   N
Brown, Sherrod OH Y     Blunt, Roy   MO   N
Cantwell, Maria WA Y     Boozman, John   AR   N
Cardin, Ben MD Y     Braun, Mike   IN   N
Carper, Thomas DE Y     Burr, Richard   NC   N
Casey, Bob PA Y     Capito, Shelley   WV   N
Coons, Christopher DE Y     Cassidy, Bill   LA   N
Cortez Masto, Catherine NV Y     Collins, Susan   ME   N
Duckworth, Tammy IL Y     Cornyn, John   TX   N
Durbin, Richard IL Y     Cotton, Tom   AR   N
Feinstein, Dianne CA Y     Cramer, Kevin   ND   N
Gillibrand, Kirsten NY Y     Crapo, Mike   ID   N
Harris, Kamala CA Y     Cruz, Ted   TX   N
Hassan, Maggie NH Y     Daines, Steve   MT   N
Heinrich, Martin NM Y     Enzi, Mike   WY   N
Hirono, Mazie HI Y     Ernst, Joni   IA   N
Jones, Doug AL Y     Fischer, Deb   NE   N
Kaine, Timothy VA Y     Gardner, Cory   CO   N
King, Angus ME Y     Graham, Lindsey   SC   N
Klobuchar, Amy MN Y     Grassley, Charles   IA   N
Leahy, Patrick VT Y     Hawley, Josh   MO   N
Manchin, Joseph WV Y     Hoeven, John   ND   N
Markey, Edward MA Y     Hyde-Smith, Cindy   MS   N
Menendez, Robert NJ Y     Inhofe, Jim   OK   N
Merkley, Jeff OR Y     Johnson, Ron   WI   N
Murphy, Christopher CT Y     Kennedy, John   LA   N
Murray, Patty WA Y     Lankford, James   OK   N
Peters, Gary MI Y     Lee, Mike   UT   N
Reed, John RI Y     Loeffler, Kelly   GA   N
Rosen, Jacklyn NV Y     McConnell, Mitch   KY   N
Sanders, Bernard VT Y     McSally, Martha   AZ   N
Schatz, Brian HI Y     Moran, Jerry   KS   N
Schumer, Charles NY Y     Murkowski, Lisa   AK   N
Shaheen, Jeanne NH Y     Paul, Rand   KY   N
Sinema, Kyrsten AZ Y     Perdue, David   GA   N
Smith, Tina MN Y     Portman, Rob   OH   N
Stabenow, Debbie MI Y     Risch, James   ID   N
Tester, Jon MT Y     Roberts, Pat   KS   N
Udall, Tom NM Y     Rounds, Mike   SD   N
Van Hollen, Chris MD Y     Rubio, Marco   FL   N
Warner, Mark VA Y     Sasse, Ben   NE   N
Warren, Elizabeth MA Y     Scott, Rick   FL   N
Whitehouse, Sheldon RI Y     Scott, Tim   SC   N
Wyden, Ron OR Y     Shelby, Richard   AL   N
          Sullivan, Dan   AK   N
          Thune, John   SD   N
          Tillis, Thomas   NC   N
          Toomey, Patrick   PA   N
          Wicker, Roger   MS   N
          Young, Todd   IN   N
 
Independents Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont caucus with Democrats and their votes appear in the Democratic totals.