Senate Acquits Trump on
Article II - Obstruction of Congress

The Senate failed to convict President Trump on the second article of impeachment approved by the House. Article II charged Trump with having unlawfully obstructed Congress by directing executive branch officials and agencies to not comply with subpoenas for witnesses and documents submitted by the House in its impeachment inquiry.

Doug Jones, D-Ala., said: "The president's actions demonstrate a belief that he is above the law, that Congress has no power whatsoever in questioning or examining his actions, and that all who do so, do so at their peril. That belief, unprecedented in the history of this country, simply must not be permitted to stand. To do otherwise risks guaranteeing that no future whistle-blower or witness will ever come forward, and no future president, Republican or Democrat, will be subject to congressional oversight as mandated by the Constitution even when the president has so clearly abused his office and violated the public trust."

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said: "The U.S. Senate was made for moments like this. The framers predicted that factional fever might dominate House majorities from time to time. They knew the country would need a firewall to keep partisan flames from scorching our republic. So they created the Senate -- out of "necessity," James Madison wrote, "of some stable institution in the government." Today, we will fulfill this founding purpose. We will reject this incoherent case that comes nowhere near -- nowhere near -- justifying the first presidential removal in history."

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

Roll Call #34; 02/05/2020

  Yes   No   Not Voting
Republicans 0   53   0
Democrats 47   0   0
Totals 47   53   0
Roll Call #34; 02/5/2020       By Thomas Voting Reports, Inc.

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