Sarbanes on Senate Acquittal of Trump

Yesterday, the corrupt jury that is the Republican-led Senate acquitted President Trump in a sham trial — a trial rushed along without witnesses, documents or impartial justice.

Despite their acknowledgement of President Trump’s reckless misconduct, all but one Republican Senator chose to put the President’s personal and political interests ahead of our country’s interests.

And it’s all part of Senate Republicans’ ongoing failure to protect our democracy from foreign interference. As they gave a stamp of approval to President Trump’s illicit scheme to solicit foreign interference and cheat in the 2020 election, Senate Republicans continued to ignore urgent election security reforms and resources passed by the House. Those bills — including H.R. 1, the For the People Act, H.R. 2722, the SAFE Act, and H.R. 4617, the SHIELD Act — have been blocked for months by #MoscowMitch McConnell.

Without any moral courage from our Republican colleagues, House Democrats will press on. We will hold the President accountable and protect our elections from foreign interference. We will continue to put America’s interests first. We will keep working #ForThePeople.