1. President Trump acquitted from impeachment
The impeachment of President Donald Trump ended Wednesday, Feb. 5, with the majority of the U.S. Senate voting to acquit the president. With 67 votes needed to vote for impeachment, all 47 democratic members voted guilty to the first article of impeachment. One of the 53 republicans voted guilty, which was Utah Sen. Mitt Romney. He is the first senator in U.S. history to vote guilty in a president impeachment of the same party affiliation. On the second article, all democrats voted guilty, while no republicans voted not guilty.
2. Pelosi tears Trump’s State of the Union address
During the ending ovation for the State of the Union address Feb. 5, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., tore a copy of President Trump’s speech in half. She tore them because of the “falsehoods” the speech contained. While she admitted it was an inappropriate act, she continued by saying “considering some of the other exuberances … [it was] the courteous thing to do.”
3. DNC Chair calls for Iowa Caucus vote recount
With the Iowa Democratic Party continueing to struggle to find the results of the state’s caucus, Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez called for a recanvass of the votes Thursday. A recanvass will review the worksheets with the results of the caucus. It is unknown as to how much longer the results will be withheld from the public.