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Overwhelming Majority of Senate Republicans Disregard the Evidence for Trump’s Removal From Office

Statements of Public Citizen Experts

“President Donald Trump broke the law for his personal political gain and will forever be remembered as impeached. Any acquittal by this Senate is meaningless because this was not an impartial trial but instead a cover-up of a president’s illegal actions. History will remember that the Senate Republicans enabled this sham process and refused to put country over party.”

-Lisa Gilbert, vice president of legislative affairs, Public Citizen

“This is a sad and dangerous day. Senate Republicans either are denying the obvious fact that Trump committed the acts of which he is accused or, equally remarkably, stating that it doesn’t matter. The Constitution depends on the Congress to hold in check an out-of-control president, but Senate Republicans have failed their constitutional duties. Now it is a virtual certainty that Trump will be emboldened to commit even worse abuses of power, a frightening prospect for someone holding the most powerful position on the planet. The good news is that there remains one form of accountability in place: The American people. And We the People damn sure will hold Trump accountable.”

– Robert Weissman, president, Public Citizen