/ Modified feb 14, 2021 11:58 a.m.

Sinema, Kelly vote to convict Trump in impeachment trial

Both cited attempt to force the overturn of free and fair elections

Kelly Sworn In Sen. Mark Kelly is sworn into office by Vice President Mike Pence on Dec. 2, 2020. Kelly was joined by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.
U.S. Senate

Former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial ended Saturday with an acquittal as both of Arizona’s two Democratic senators voted in a majority that fell short of the two-thirds needed for conviction.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said Trump “betrayed his oath willfully, as no president has before” and “incited a violent insurrection against his own government because he did not like the outcome of a free and fair election.”

Sen. Mark Kelly said evidence demonstrated that Trump incited the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6 and did it “with the intention of overturning the decision of the voters of Arizona.”

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