Alabama Senators Split on Impeachment Vote

Alabama's U.S. Senators Wednesday split on the final votes at President Trump's impeachment trial. Sen. Doug Jones (D-Mountain Brook) voted to convict the President on both articles of impeachment, and remove him from office. The vote is expected to create a major hurdle for Jones as he seeks reelection in Alabama, where polls show overwhelming support for the President. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) voted "not guilty" on both articles, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Senate voted 52-48 in favor of acquittal on the first article; the vote was 53-47 on the second. The acquittal ends the trial, and keeps President Trump in office. Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan ripped Jones for his vote to convict. "He continues to take his marching orders from Chuck Schumer and his liberal California campaign donors," Jones said. "By voting to convict, Senator Jones once again is demonstrating his contempt for the majority of Alabamians who are opposed to impeachment." Jones is widely considered the most vulnerable Senate Democrat seeking reelection this year.

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