"I was very proud of some of the folks who stood up and did the right thing," the Maryland governor said Sunday of senators who voted to convict Trump.
Some Republicans are calling for the GOP senator, who doesn't plan to run in 2022, to be formally censured.
The Illinois congressman was one of just 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach the former president in January.
The Maine Republican senator said the former president had subordinated "the interests of the country to his own selfish interests."
After the vote, the former president thanked the senators for the acquittal, railed against Democrats, and vowed to continue his MAGA movement this year.
Senators Susan Collins, Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, Ben Sasse, Patrick Toomey, Bill Cassidy and Richard Burr joined all of their Democratic colleagues to vote for a conviction on Saturday.
Seven Republican senators joined Democrats in voting to convict former president Donald Trump during his second impeachment trial, but Alaska's Murkowski is the first up for re-election in 2022.
The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump was briefly derailed Saturday morning, after House managers pushed to have witnesses called.
An unexpected vote to call witnesses in the impeachment trial set up the potential for multiple skirmishes that could drag the process out, as Biden has urged lawmakers to focus on his COVID relief plan.
"In the weeks after the attacks on January 6, the world learned about the incredible, incredible bravery of Officer Goodman on that fateful day," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said shortly before the Senate awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to Officer Eugene Goodman.
A censure effort that could block Trump from holding federal office again may depend on how the Senate votes in his trial.
"I would say that most of the points that the senators were raising we have in our presentations and we have in our arguments," said Jason Miller.
The Republican senator said he wasn't "leaning one way or the other" on Trump's impeachment.
About 6 in 10 Republican voters said they back Democrats pushing the relief package through using the budget reconciliation process
"If you don't find this a high crime and misdemeanor today, you have set a new terrible standard for presidential misconduct in the United States of America," lead impeachment manager Jamie Raskin said.
As the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump stretched into its third day Thursday, several senators appeared worn down by the ongoing argument that Trump incited the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
House impeachment managers presented never-before-seen video footage and audio communications from the Capitol attack during day two of the trial proceedings.
Donald Trump was told "they just took the vice president out" by Sen. Tommy Tuberville shortly before the then-president posted about Mike Pence.
Before the trial of the former president, the North Dakota lawmaker said in a video message "Welcome to the stupidest week in the Senate."
"I just don't see how Donald Trump will be reelected to the presidency again," Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) told reporters during the second day of former President Donald Trump's second Senate impeachment trial.
House impeachment managers played security footage that had never been seen from January 6 on the first day of their arguments.
Never-before-seen footage from the insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 was introduced by the House impeachment managers on day two of Donald Trump's trial.
The Republican congressman discussed the former president's possible plans to run for office again during the second day of his impeachment trial.
Security footage that is expected to be shown during the U.S. Senate impeachment trial over allegations that he incited the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol is so unsettling that some lawmakers are warning aides and others who were present that day not to watch.
The U.S. Senate will hear hours of testimony in the case to convict former President Donald Trump of inciting the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, but many GOP senators already have made up their minds that they'll vote against a conviction.
"Of course he can fire his attorneys," said Nick Akerman, a former Watergate prosecutor. "The problem he would have is a practical one: Who do you put in their place?"
"I know I should be enraged, disgusted, horrified, and outraged," the niece of the former president tweeted on Tuesday.
"Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone's entitled to a mulligan once in a while," Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said Tuesday.
The Republican congressman addressed his Tuesday vote upholding the constitutionality of Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate.