By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Former President Donald Trump was found not guilty of inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. With a vote of 57-43, U.S. Senators acquitted Trump in a historic second impeachment trial.

Trump called it “another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our country.”

“Unfortunately it seems increasingly the most important thing to think about when we’re thinking about impeachment trials is the political affiliation of the members of the senate,” said Jessica Levinson, a Loyola Law professor, and political analyst
Other analysts said they do not believe Trump was surprised by the outcome of the vote.
 “There’s a reason Donald Trump went golfing in the middle of the process because there was nothing he had to fear,” said Political Strategist Luis Alvarado. 
President Joe Biden reacted to the outcome in a statement saying, in part, “While the final vote did not lead to a conviction, the substance of the charge is not in dispute.”