Was the vote on Feb. 13 to convict Trump in his second trial really the most bipartisan in history?
No it was not. That title belongs to President Andrew Johnson's (May 16, 1868).
In Johnson's case there were 42 Republicans and 12 Democrats voting in the Senate. In Trump II, it was 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats voting in the Senate.
In both cases, seven Republicans crossed over to vote with the Democrats. In Johnson's case the Republicans voted with 100% of the Democrats to acquit. In Trump II, the Republicans crossed over to vote with the Democrats to convict.
So in Johnson's case it's seven out of 42 for 16.7%. In Trump's case it's seven out of 40 for 14%.
Don Schempp, Grand Forks