From U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen:
Van Hollen Statement on Impeachment Vote
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding the Senate vote on the articles of impeachment:
“It is the constitutional obligation of each senator to weigh the evidence before us and render a final verdict on the two articles. Today, in line with my constitutional duty, I voted to convict the President on both charges of impeachment and to remove him from office. On the charge of Abuse of Power, the House managers presented overwhelming evidence, as even Republican senators have conceded. President Trump used the power of the presidency to withhold vital taxpayer-funded military aid from Ukraine to extort its government into helping him in his re-election campaign.
“The House has also proved its case on the charge of Obstruction of Congress. President Trump has engaged in unprecedented stonewalling – a blanket cover-up that makes President Nixon look like an amateur. The President and his Republican senators have prevented even a single document from being produced and have blocked every single witness from testifying. This is unprecedented. It is the first impeachment trial in American in history where the Senate has not heard from any witnesses or received relevant documents.
“And because the trial was a farce, the final result will be seen by most of the country as illegitimate – the product of a tainted trial. And President Trump must understand this – there is no exoneration, no vindication, no real acquittal from a fake trial. In failing to adhere to the principles of our Constitution and the values of our country, I fear the Senate has done serious damage to our democracy. I only hope America will find the resilience to repair the harm in the years ahead.”
From Rep. Andy Harris:
Harris Statement on Senate Acquittal of President Trump
WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) made the following statement regarding the Senate vote to acquit President Trump.
“It’s about time that this sadly partisan frivolous impeachment effort ended – and Congress can once again turn their attention to important matters facing America, like drug prices, healthcare costs, border security, and keeping our economy going. Thank goodness the Senate brought this to an end – and too bad the House proceeded along partisan lines to attempt to undo the last election and to interfere with the ability of the American people to make their choice at the polls in 10 short months. The clear majority voting against removal in the Senate today shows just how frivolous this impeachment effort was.”
Gordon Koerner says
Andy is living in the dark with his head in the sand. The house has passed over 400 bills which he writes in his opinion, mostly without his vote. The large majority are laying in the senate. A senate so ineffective they have shown their true traitorous selves with the NAY votes to everything out system of laws support.
Actually, the only one in the article that should be removed from office is Van Hollen. You can’t be part of a false impeachment fiasco, without a high crime or misdemeanor being alleged, without being called a traitor to the US Constitution. Van Hollen should be removed from office, go to jail for 5 years and never be allowed to hold government office again. That is the bare MINIMUM that a sentence for committing treason gets and he definitely committed treason with his actions yesterday. The impeachment was illegal and unconstitutional so I can’t see any other alternative. It truly amazes me at how a Democrat and his supporters can be so utterly ignorant to the fact that they have committed treason. Ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it…..
You are funny
Just the facts says
Andy is afraid of trump full stop no need for discussion.
Your an idiot simply put, Democrats are idiots if it were up to me and the 50 million voters we want u to get ur ass
And there we have it folks….. Harford county Republicans have spoken
Just the facts says
Well it’s time to open the Nunes Ukraine investigation.
Truth Be Told says
Chris Van Hollen needs to be shown the door. Along with Pelosi, Shiff, and Nadler. I will pay for the limo to carry their asses out of Washington DC.
Take hogan with them