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Foster Statement on Senate Sham Acquittal Vote

Feb 5, 2020
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate’s final votes on the Articles of Impeachment against President Donald J. Trump:

“With this vote, the complicity of congressional Republicans in President Trump’s corruption, abuse of power, and undermining of our Constitution is complete. Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans placed protecting the President above their duty to uphold the Constitution and to do impartial justice.

“The House of Representatives was right to impeach President Trump and hold him accountable for his actions. There can be no true acquittal without a trial, and there cannot be a trial without witnesses and evidence.

“We will continue to uphold our constitutional responsibility to perform oversight of this historically corrupt President.

“History will forever mark President Trump as an impeached president and because of the failure of the Senate to hold a fair trial, he will never be vindicated.”