President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at Kenosha Regional Airport Nov. 2, 2020. Screenshot from PBS video.

U.S. Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, and Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, split as the Senate failed to convict former President Trump.

The 57-43 vote was short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict Trump on the articles of impeachment filed against him.

Johnson, who voted against conviction, slammed the process.

“The Democrats’ vindictive and divisive political impeachment is over,” Johnson said. “While there are still many questions that remain unanswered, I do know neither the Capitol breach nor this trial should have ever occurred. Hopefully, true healing can now begin.”

Baldwin said she voted to convict because Trump “should be held accountable for inciting a violent insurrection against the will of the people, Congress, and our Democracy.” She also knocked her GOP colleagues who voted to acquit.

“Every Senator was a witness to Trump inciting a violent insurrection against us and then doing nothing about it,” Baldwin tweeted. “The problem is that too many witnesses in the Senate were, and are, intimidated by Trump. Their allegiance is to Trump, not to the truth.”

See the roll call.

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