(CMR) Former US President Donald Trump has hinted of a possible comeback to politics after he was acquitted of inciting an attack on the US Capitol last month.
On Saturday, the Senate voted to acquit Trump on a charge of incitement of insurrection despite significant Republican support for conviction, bringing an end to Trump's second impeachment trial. The final vote was 57 to 43, 10 short of the 67 votes needed to secure a conviction.
“Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead, I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people,” Trump said in a statement.
Trump, who described his impeachment trial as the ‘greatest witch hunt' in America's history, thanked his lawyers for their hard work and Republicans who supported him.
He also aimed at the Democrats in his statement.
‘It is a sad commentary on our times that one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance, and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree,’ Trump said.
‘I always have, and always will, be a champion for the unwavering rule of law, the heroes of law enforcement, and the right of Americans to peacefully and honorably debate the issues of the day without malice and without hate,’ he added.