February 15, 2021

Whitehouse Statement on Final Vote in Second Trump Impeachment

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released the following statement on his vote today to convict former president Donald Trump on the article of impeachment for incitement to insurrection:

“The House managers did a masterful job. They presented a complete and vivid case that spanned Donald Trump’s cultivation of his stolen election lie, the incitement of his mob, and the deadly harm his mob perpetrated. They recounted the bravery and pain of the people who defended us. They revealed new, damning facts about what Trump knew and when he knew it – including the former president’s knowledge of the threat to the former vice president. And they laid out clearly the relevant law and precedent to counter fanciful arguments and blatant falsehoods from the other side.

“In the Senate, this result was likely foreordained, but the Senate was not the only audience for the managers’ case. As Manager Raskin said so eloquently in closing, this trial is about who we are—we as Americans. This trial was for the benefit of the public, history, and the consciences of the House managers. Before those audiences, the managers succeeded completely.”

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