Donald Trump Says New MAGA Plans to Come in 'Months Ahead' After Senate Impeachment Acquittal

Former President Donald Trump said he will release new political plans for the Make America Great movement in the coming months on Saturday, after the Senate acquitted him a second time following a historic impeachment trial.

Seven Senate Republicans joined Democrats in voting to convict Trump during his second impeachment trial, but the 57-43 majority fell short of the two-thirds needed for a conviction.

After the vote, Trump thanked the senators and his lawyers for the acquittal, railed against Democrats for impeaching him, and vowed to continue his MAGA movement this year.

"I want to first thank my team of dedicated lawyers and others for their tireless work upholding justice and defending truth," the former president said in a statement. "My deepest thanks as well to all of the United States Senators and Members of Congress who stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country."

He added: "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. There has never been anything like it! We have so much work ahead of us, and soon we will emerge with a vision for a bright, radiant and limitless American future."

Newsweek reached out to Trump representatives for further comment.

Trump was the first president to face an impeachment trial after leaving office and the first to have been impeached twice by the House of Representatives.

Republican Senators Susan Collins, Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, Ben Sasse, Patrick Toomey, Bill Cassidy and Richard Burr crossed party lines to vote for a conviction. It was the most bipartisan Senate impeachment vote in U.S. history and included six more GOP votes than Trump's first impeachment.

Trump called the proceedings "yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country."

"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," he said.

"I always have, and always will, be a champion for the unwavering rule of law, and heroes of law enforcement, and the right of Americans to peacefully and honorably debate the issues of the day without malice and without hate."

With an acquittal, the Senate cannot hold another vote to disqualify Trump from running for office again.

The House of Representatives voted to impeachment Trump last month on one charge of inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 11: In this handout provided by webcast, video evidence of the "Rally on the Ellipse" on January 6 is presented on the third day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 11, 2021 in Washington, DC. House impeachment managers will make the case that Trump was singularly responsible for the January 6th attack at the U.S. Capitol and he should be convicted and barred from ever holding public office again. via Getty Images/Getty