It was the most bipartisan impeachment trial in U.S. history but in the end, the Democrats could not sway enough Republicans to state that Donald Trump’s actions played a role in the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
The U.S. is still coming to terms with the events of that day which left five dead and over 140 injured. While Trump’s acquittal — which allows him to still run for office — might seem like a win for the former president, it is only the beginning of what could be an unravelling of his legacy and the party that stuck so close to him during this violent event.
In the eyes of Democrats, many Independents, and some Republicans, the former president was responsible.
Elamin speaks with Tia Mitchell, the Washington correspondent with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, who was inside the Capitol on January 6, about the impeachment trial and what comes next.