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Biden White House seeks to turn page on Trump

Added 02-13-21 09:22:06pm EST - “The end of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial opens a new chapter for his successor in the White House.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Biden White House seeks to turn page on Trump”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The end of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial opens a new chapter for his successor in the White House.

But while President Joe Biden and his team are eager to move past the impeachment, the bitterly partisan tone of the proceedings underscores the deep challenges ahead as the president and his party try to push forward their agenda and address historic crises.

Biden, who was at the Camp David presidential retreat when the Senate voted Saturday to acquit Trump, had acknowledged that Democrats needed to hold the former president responsible for the siege of the U.S. Capitol but did not welcome the way it distracted from his agenda.

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The trial ended with every Democrat and seven Republicans voting to convict Trump, but the 57-43 vote was far from the two-third threshold required for conviction. Whether the seven GOP votes against Trump offered Biden any new hope for bipartisan cooperation within Congress remained an open question.

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