On Saturday, the Senate voted 57 to 43 to convict former President Donald Trump of the one article of impeachment against him; incitement of insurrection. While the vote fell short of the two thirds necessary for conviction, seven Republican senators did vote with the Democrats to convict.
This made it the most bipartisan vote to convict an elected official in an impeachment trial in American history. Former President Trump is also the only U.S. President to have been impeached by the House of Representatives twice.
However this damning indictment of former President Trump's conduct didn't stop his son, Eric, from trying to turn it into a victory lap.
2-0— Eric Trump (@Eric Trump) 1613249555.0
Many pointed out the basic facts Eric missed.
@EricTrump Twice impeached.— Dane Southard (@Dane Southard) 1613249571.0
@EricTrump 57-43 https://t.co/pTaR5PVan8— ⚓ Mike L.A. 💙🇺🇲 💉💉💉 (@⚓ Mike L.A. 💙🇺🇲 💉💉💉) 1613249628.0
@EricTrump A majority of the Senate voted that your father GUILTY.— Pro-democracy svea (@Pro-democracy svea) 1613249737.0
@EricTrump He’s still the only president in history impeached twice lol. Out of all impeachment’s of presidents, he owns half of them lol— Jessica (@Jessica) 1613249887.0
@EricTrump Gotta say that's the strangest claim to fame of any President, but sure Eric your Dad only got impeached twice. :) LOL— Brettus (@Brettus) 1613250035.0
Others wondered how Trump would do if faced with an actual court of law.
@EricTrump Not hard to be 2-0 when half the "jury" is co-conspirators. Let's wait and see how he does in a real court. 1-60 so far... 😂😂— Fox 🦊🎂 (@Fox 🦊🎂) 1613249823.0
@EricTrump Kinda strange to be celebrating your fathers acquittal after the most bipartisan impeachment trial in hi… https://t.co/Km5Jqg3xdh— Evan Bellamy (@Evan Bellamy) 1613251007.0
@EricTrump A STORM IS COMING https://t.co/lZVyiUmyIA— Kathy (@Kathy) 1613252024.0
And many just thought it was a strange flex.
@EricTrump My father got impeached twice. Yaay! https://t.co/z1PsvGjzqv— PatsFan (@PatsFan) 1613274011.0
@EricTrump Daddy’s Achievements: - twice lost the popular vote - twice impeached - lost the 2020 election - incit… https://t.co/yvbTv4djoD— MURRAY 🇺🇸🇦🇺 (@MURRAY 🇺🇸🇦🇺) 1613266862.0
@EricTrump Lost the House, lost the Senate, lost the White House, twice impeached. Trump is a loser.— Cheri Jacobus (@Cheri Jacobus) 1613264376.0
While impeachment ended up failing to hold the former President accountable, it remains to be seen if our justice system does.