tv Jay Sekulow Reacts to Impeachment Trial CSPAN February 5, 2020 10:15pm-10:25pm EST
>> [inaudible conversations] let me make a quick statement and you can ask questions. we are pleased the victor today was the american people and also the constitution of the office of the president so we are pleased with the result and we are glad this is behind us and behind the country, and it is time to turn attention to the other things and i think that is what is going to happen.
>> it was a bipartisan opposition to the impeachment articles themselves, so on the one count that was one republican that voted guilty in the house you had three democrats that didn't support the articles of impeachment so this was a smart they understood the concept of how the voting should go in with the requirements are and criteria it was a good day for the constitution. >> the president has been acquitted of all charges. we are not concerned about anything at this point. >> [inaudible] >> i have no reaction to it. the office of the president won into the constitution wanted that is what was vacant. the process was followed through and completed and it's now behind us. >> if they are going to continue this, that is going to be their call into the american people
are ready to move onto other things. >> alan dershowitz laid out his position very clearly. it speaks for itself. next question. >> have you spoken with the president on his reaction? >> i left the floor and came to talk with you also i haven't had an opportunity, but i'm sure that he's glad it's over. >> our job was to defend the president and protect the way that we view the institution. we did that and i think that again the process worked. you think about what the founders envisioned and it's pretty impressive the way that this happened. >> do you have any regrets of the way that you framed it on the abuse of power and did you
nocould younot have a bipartisa. >> there was one vote on one count that was against the president. the chief justice at some point asked me what you want us to do and i said somewhere i would like it to say reversal. to get an acquittal we did our job. presenting different arguments that would infect different senators so to say this argument worked better than that argument --
>> many of whom believe they should have been removed from office today. >> the constitution as the founders envisioned was the opposite and i think that i don't think there is a polling that shows the majority of the president should be removed today. it's been back and forth. at this point, it doesn't matter. what matters. >> article two is adopted. >> do you solemnly swear in all things pertaining to the trial to the impeachment of donald trump president of the united states now pending you will do impartial justice according to the constitution and from also l so help you god? the senate will convene. what we have seen over the last couple of days a is a defense io constitutional matters the basis
>> 47 to 53 to acquit the president of article two of obstruction of congress. utah republican senator mitt romney broke ranks to vote guilty on the abuse of power charge. next we will show senators delivering their closing arguments, but first, chief justice john roberts reads the results of the votes.
>> this article of impeachment 48 senators pronounced donald trump president of the united states guilty as charged. 52 senators pronounced him not guilty as charged. two thirds of the senators present not having pronounced him guilty the senate of charges that senate responded donald trump president of the united states is not guilty as charged in the first article of impeachment. >> on this article of impeachment, 47 senators pronounced donald trump president of the united states guilty as charged. 53 senators pronounced him not guilty as charged. two thirds of the senators present not having pronounced him guilty of the senate of charges that responded donald trump president of the united states is not guilty as charged in the second article of impeachment. the presiding officer directs
judgment be entered in accordance with the judgment of the senate as follows the senate having tried to donald trump president of the united states upon two articles of impeachment exhibited against him by the house of representatives and two thirds of the senators present not having found him guilty of the charges contained therein is therefore ordered and adjudged the senate donald trump is hereby acquitted of the churches in the said articles. >> our decisions build a foundation for future generations. i want those generations to know that i stood here on the floor of this chamber fighting for equal justice under the law. i stood here to defend responsibility to provide a fair trial with witnesses and documents. i stood here toay say