Republican Senator Lindsey Graham assured former U.S. President Donald Trump of his acquittal in the impeachment case when speaking with him, The Hill reports.
“I confirmed to the president, the case is over. It’s just a matter of making a final ruling now,” Graham told The Hill.
The Senate member recalled that 44 senators have deemed impeachment after the president’s term is over unconstitutional. At the same time, a conviction requires at least 67 out of 100 votes.
On Nov. 3, the U.S. presidential election was held, which was won by Democrat Joe Biden. His predecessor, Donald Trump, did not recognize the election results and challenged them in the courts.
On January 6, Trump supporters stormed the building of the U.S. Congress, interrupting the session at which the parliament was to approve the election results.
On Jan. 13, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass an impeachment resolution. The U.S. Senate recognized the process as constitutional.
At the same time, during the hearing, a number of senators from the U.S. Republican Party said that the prosecution had not brought enough evidence to link Trump to the riots at the Capitol.