Saturday, former President Donald J. Trump thanked the Senators who voted against his impeachment conviction with a 57-43 vote for acquittal. He also provided signals for what his political future may hold.
“I want to first thank my team of dedicated lawyers and others for their tireless work upholding justice and defending truth,” Trump said. “My deepest thanks as well to all of the United States Senators and Members of Congress who stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country.”
His reference to the sacred legal principles and Constitution may have been a jab to the Republican detractors who voted that the impeachment trial was unconstitutional, yet still voted for conviction.
He added: “This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country. No president has ever gone through anything like it, and it continues because our opponents cannot forget the almost 75 million people, the highest number ever for a sitting president, who voted for us just a few short months ago.”