Saturday, February 13, 2021

Huffman: Trump's 'Crimes' 'Undeniable,' Senators 'Betrayed Their Oath'

Posted By on Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 1:27 PM

The U.S. Senate may have acquitted Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial today but North Coast Congressmember Jared Huffman thinks the former president's guilt is "undeniable."

"This vote was not an absolution of Donald Trump," Huffman said in a statement released to social media platforms shortly after the senate's vote. "His crimes are undeniable. That will go down in history, along with the senators who betrayed their oath and refused to stand up to the man who incited a violent attack against all of us and our democracy."

The Senate voted 57-43 to convict Trump on the charge that he incited the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol that left five people dead. While seven Republicans voted with the Senate's 50 Democrats, the vote fell fall short of the two-thirds threshold needed to convict.

Huffman, a long and outspoken critic of Trump's, joined a majority of his colleagues Jan. 13 in the 232-197 vote to charge Trump with incitement of insurrection, making him the first president to be impeached twice.
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