The White House released a statement soon after the acquittal of US President Donald Trump slamming the entire impeachment process. The statement ridiculed the Democratic Party, the Speaker of the US House Nancy Pelosi and Republican Mitt Romney, who had earlier voted to convict the President.
The sham impeachment attempt concocted by Democrats ended in the full vindication and exoneration of President @realDonaldTrump.— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 6, 2020
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The statement released read, "Today, the sham impeachment process concocted by the Democrats ended in full vindication and exoneration of President Donald J Trump. As we have said all along, he is not guilty. The Senate voted to reject the baseless articles of impeachment and only the President's political opponents - all Democrats, and one failed Republican Presidential candidate - voted for the manufactured impeachment articles."
President Trump has been acquitted of all charges on both articles of impeachment by the US Senate, ending a long and controversial trial on Wednesday. President Trump was facing impeachment charges on two Articles - abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. He was acquitted 52-48 on the first article of impeachment and 53-47 on the second article of impeachment. He was impeachment by the US House of Representatives in December.
Slamming Pelosi, the statement read, "Speaker Nancy Pelosi also lied to the American people about the need to swiftly pass impeachment articles they dreamt up, only sit on them for a month before sending over to the Senate. In the Senate, the Democrats continued to make their political motivations clear - Rep Schiff proclaimed the issues 'cannot be decided at the ballot box' - proving once again they think they know better than the voters of this country. This entire effort by the Democrats was aimed at overturning the results of the 2016 election and interfering with the 2020 election."
The statement concluded with saying that the "President is pleased to put this latest chapter of shameful behaviour by the Democrats in the past, and looks forward to continuing his work on behalf of the American people and beyond."
I will be making a public statement tomorrow at 12:00pm from the @WhiteHouse to discuss our Country’s VICTORY on the Impeachment Hoax!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2020
President Trump later tweeted that he will be addressing the nation from the White House on the impeachment trial at noon on Thursday (local time).