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Alex Moffat as Tucker Carlson in the "Saturday Night Live" cold open. Photo: Will Heath/NBC

The latest "Saturday Night Live" cold open skewered former President Trump's acquittal — hours after the Senate vote.

Highlight: Kate McKinnon as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) appeared on the "SNL" version of Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to declare the result was "a great day for 30% of America," adding that "just because the rioters were yelling "fight for Trump" during the Jan. 6 insurrection, "doesn't mean that they meant Donald Trump."

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Updated Feb 13, 2021 - Politics & Policy

The Senate acquits Trump

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The Senate failed to reach the two-thirds majority necessary to convict former President Trump on charges of high crimes and misdemeanors, with a final vote of 57-43 cementing his acquittal.

Why it matters: Seven Senate Republicans voted ‘guilty,’ the most bipartisan margin in favor of conviction in history.

McConnell votes to acquit, then condemns Trump for Capitol siege

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Photo: Congress.gov via Getty Images

After voting to acquit Donald Trump, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) condemned the former president as "practically and morally responsible for provoking the events" on the day of the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol siege.

Why it matters: The Senate failed to reach the two-thirds majority necessary to convict Trump on charges of high crimes and misdemeanors, with a final vote of 57-43 cementing his acquittal. But in his post-vote speech, McConnell said Trump “didn’t get away with anything yet."

Biden on Trump acquittal: Substance of charge "not in dispute"

President Biden in the Oval Office of the White House on Friday. Photo: Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images

President Biden issued a statement late Saturday in response to the Senate acquittal of former President Trump on charges of high crimes and misdemeanors.

Why it matters: Biden had distanced himself from the trial, but he didn't hold back in his first comments on its outcome — noting seven Republicans were among 57 senators to find Trump guilty "for inciting that deadly insurrection on our very democracy."