(FreedomBeacon.com)- Far-left Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is furious over the acquittal of former President Donald Trump after Democrats failed to prove or provide evidence that he incited or approved of the violent Capitol Hill riot on January 6.
Speaking immediately after the Saturday vote to acquit the former president, Senator Schumer spoke on the Senate floor and slammed it as a “vote for infamy.”
Schumer applauded the seven Republicans who sided with Democrats and attempted to paint the January 6 riots as the “final, terrible legacy” of former President Trump.
But the Senate clearly disagreed, voting 57-43 in favor of impeachment, 10 short of the 67 votes required to impeach a president. Despite being unconstitutional, as President Donald Trump had already left office by the time of the vote, a vote to convict a sitting president requires 67 Senators to agree so as to avoid partisan efforts to simply remove a president that one party doesn’t like.
The failure to meet that 67 number, along with the weak case offered by Democrats during the trial, suggested that this was just another effort to tarnish the president’s name and even stop him from running for office a second time.
During Schumer’s speech, he recalled his experience in the Capitol Building on the day of the riots.
“Within an hour, a police officer with a bulletproof vest and a big sub-machine gun strapped across his waist, grabbed me by the collar not harshly, but firmly and said, ‘Senator we gotta go, you’re in danger,’” he said.
And while that likely happened, the FBI walked back its claims that rioters intended to murder Senators and elected officials very quickly. On January 15, federal officials confirmed that the original belief that rioters intended to “capture and assassinate” elected officials was inaccurate, with Acting U.S. Attorney for Washington, D.C., Michael Sherwin confirming that there was no “direct evidence” to support the claim.
Democrats also failed to provide any evidence that former President Donald Trump incited or supported the violence that occurred.
But Schumer is still mad about it…