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Pallone Statement on Senate Acquittal of President Trump

February 5, 2020
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) issued the following statement on the Senate acquittal of President Donald Trump:

“Today is a very dark day for our country and our democracy. It was clear that the President used the immense power of his public office for personal gain and then obstructed a lawful Congressional investigation into his wrongdoings. The President’s actions put our democracy and national security at risk. The U.S. House of Representatives carried out its constitutional duty to impeach the President, making it clear no one – not even the President of the United States – is above the law.

“The majority of Senate Republicans, however, failed to show the necessary courage to put our country’s interests over the President’s illegal and narcissistic behavior. They failed to conduct a trial that conformed to our country’s most basic legal standards and precedents, creating nothing more than a shameful political show completely devoid of witnesses and evidence. I will continue to do everything possible to uphold the rule of law and the standards on which our country was founded. Democrats will continue to fight for affordable and accessible health care, lower prescription drugs costs, and real action to combat the climate crisis.”