Trump acquittal a 'day of infamy': Schumer

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The Senate's top Democrat says January 6 will live as a "day of infamy" in American history and the vote to acquit Donald Trump "will live as a vote of infamy in the history of the United States Senate".

Senator Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, took to the Senate floor on Saturday to decry the Senate's acquittal of the former president on a charge that he incited the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol.

He applauded the seven Republicans who joined all 50 Democrats in voting to convict Trump.

He called the day of the riot the "final, terrible legacy" of Trump and said the stain of his actions will never be "washed away".