Pence celebrates Trump's acquittal: 'It's over, America'

Vice President Pence celebrated President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump fires intelligence community inspector general who flagged Ukraine whistleblower complaint Trump organization has laid off over 1000 employees due to pandemic: report Trump invokes Defense Production Act to prevent export of surgical masks, gloves MORE’s acquittal in the Senate Wednesday while at a campaign event in Camp Hill, Pa.

The vice president mentioned that the Senate voted to acquit Trump of both articles of impeachment, prompting the crowd to chant “Four more years!”

“You know it’s amazing to think about after months of a sham investigation, a partisan impeachment, it’s over, America,” he said.


Pence was in Pennsylvania, a state that earned Trump the presidency back in 2016, to gin up support for the upcoming election.

“I’m here for one reason and one reason only, and that is that Pennsylvania and America need four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House,” Pence said.

The Senate voted to acquit the president mainly along partisan lines, with Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyTrump selects White House lawyer for coronavirus inspector general Overnight Health Care: CDC recommends face coverings in public | Resistance to social distancing sparks new worries | Controversy over change of national stockpile definition | McConnell signals fourth coronavirus bill On The Money: Economy sheds 701K jobs in March | Why unemployment checks could take weeks | Confusion surrounds 9B in small-business loans MORE (R-Utah) swaying from the GOP to convict Trump of abuse of power. Ultimately, neither charge received enough votes to convict the president. 

The House launched the inquiry into the president in October after a whistleblower report detailed a call in which Trump asked the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden struggles to stay in the spotlight Is Texas learning to love ObamaCare? Romney warns Trump: Don't interfere with coronavirus relief oversight MORE while withholding almost $400 million in military aid from the country.