Trump's comment comes after his impeachment was triggered by his July phone call with the president of Ukraine.
On Thursday, President Trump declared victory, one day after his acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial. He celebrated among supporters at the White House and claimed Democrats had conducted "corrupt" investigations. Hours earlier, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters at a news conference that she prays for the president, and that his impeachment will stand forever. Judy Woodruff reports.
From the start of the trial, it was clear there were not enough votes in the Senate to remove Trump from office for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress-- the two articles of impeachment approved by the House.
The U.S. Senate has spoken, and President Trump will remain in office. On Wednesday, he was acquitted of both impeachment counts, almost entirely down party lines. Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney was the only senator to break ranks, prompting criticism from his party and praise from Senate Democrats. Amna Nawaz reports, and Yamiche Alcindor and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to discuss.
It is the eve of the final day of President Trump's Senate impeachment trial. Senators are scheduled to vote Wednesday whether to convict Trump of the two impeachment charges brought against him: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Although acquittal is all but certain, the lawmakers still seemed to take very seriously the opportunity to share their own views. Lisa Desjardins reports.
On Tuesday, senators took turns processing two weeks' worth of arguments in the impeachment trial of President Trump, with each speaking in preparation for the Senate vote to acquit or convict on Wednesday. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., who is the second-highest ranking Republican in the Senate, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss why he feels the trial was thorough and what its political impact might be.
U.S. senators finally had an opportunity to speak their minds in the impeachment trial of President Trump on Tuesday. Each lawmaker was allocated 10 minutes for remarks, and their words echoed the partisan divisions that have characterized the entire trial. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., joins Judy Woodruff to discuss her impeachment views and what she's expecting from her state's upcoming primary.
McConnell said the two impeachment charges against Trump -- that he abused his power and obstructed Congress' ensuing investigation -- are "constitutionally incoherent" and don't "even approach a case for the first presidential removal in American history."
Senators weighed in on Feb. 4 for the second day on how they will vote on whether to remove President Donald Trump from office.
The "question is not whether the president's conduct warrants his removal from office but whether our nation is better served by his removal by the Senate now with impeachment or by the decision that voters will make in November," the West Virginia senator said.