This puts Donald Trump one step closer to being acquitted, given the Republican majority in the upper house of the US Congress.
The trial resumes for closing arguments on Monday, but the vote has been pushed to Wednesday, the day after Trump’s annual State of the Union address.
The president is accused of abuse of power and obstruction of congress for threatening to withhold military aid to Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into his political rival Joe Biden.
As the impeachment trial nears its end, will the Democrats still pursue Trump’s removal?
And what does it all mean for his re-election bid?
Presenter: Adrian Finighan
Jack Kingston – Former Republican Congressman
Lara Brown – Director of the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University
Alan Baron – Former special impeachment counsel to the House of Representatives and a former minority chief counsel to the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee
Source: Al Jazeera News