February 05, 2020

KENNEDY STATEMENT ON SHAM ACQUITTAL

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Kennedy III released the following statement after the United States Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump without hearing witness testimony or reviewing evidence.

“President Donald Trump attempted to extort a critical ally and undermine our democratic process for his own political survival. In the process, he abused the power of his office and obstructed Congress, a co-equal branch of this government. Senate and House Republicans decided that this President and all presidents who will follow him are above our nation’s laws.

“Though this is a dark day for our democracy, it is not a day to mourn its demise. Because the most powerful individual in this democracy isn’t a member of Congress or even a President, it’s the citizen. And I have faith that the citizens of this nation will not allow our strongest institutions to fail and fall even if the President seeks to destroy them.

“To be very clear, this acquittal does not exonerate the President, it only exposes the depths that his accomplices in Congress will endeavor to cover-up his crimes. It will not be easy to repair the damage done by this President and Congressional Republicans, but it can and will be done.”

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For Immediate Release:
February 5, 2020

Contact:
Dan Black (202) 225-5931