Sherman Statement on Senate Acquittal of Donald Trump on Impeachment Charges
Washington, DC - A sad day for our republic, as the Senate did not remove a President who abused his power to benefit himself personally. This impeachment trial, without hearing witnesses or subpoenaing documents, could not even be called a trial at all. Therefore, Trump has not been exonerated.
In July of 2017, I filed Articles of Impeachment against Donald Trump. I believed it was our constitutional duty to impeach the President, whether or not the Senate convicts. Sadly, because of the Repubican Senate's betrayal of their constitutional duty, Trump remains an ongiong threat to American democracy and the rule of law.
The House will continue to protect and defend the checks and balances in the Constitution that preserve our Republic, in the courts of law and in the court of public opinion. Democrats will continue to defend our democracy for the people.