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Congressman Cole releases statement on Senate’s Acquittal of President Trump


Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the United States Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump yesterday of both articles of impeachment passed by House Democrats in December.

“After an exhausting ordeal initiated by House Democrats’ deeply flawed and unfair impeachment process, I am relieved that the Senate could finally put to rest what has been a political and partisan stunt from day one,” said Cole. “Since President Trump was elected, Democrats have wanted him out of office, and sadly, that ultimately drove them to dangerously weaponize impeachment simply because they dislike and disagree with the results of the last election. At the end of the day, the Senate affirmed what many of us already knew. House Democrats failed to prove their case.”

 “In the days and months ahead, I urge my Democratic colleagues in the House to finally abandon their misguided impulses to impeach the president and actually work with him for the good of the American people. Indeed, the president’s objectives for the country are both realistic and attainable. It’s worth noting that even at the height of the impeachment controversy, President Trump managed to secure numerous wins that benefit all Americans – including the groundbreaking USMCA trade deal with our North American neighbors, Phase 1 of a trade deal with China and certainty of full-year government funding. Moving forward and as we urgently monitor critical crises such as the coronavirus, our goal must be to focus on areas we can work together for the common good.”

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