Colorado's members of Congress react on social media to President Trump's acquittal on impeachment charges

Posted 2/5/20

“This is a sad day for our democracy. President Trump abused the power of his office, put our national security at risk and should be removed from office as a result. Instead of holding the …

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Colorado's members of Congress react on social media to President Trump's acquittal on impeachment charges

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“This is a sad day for our democracy. President Trump abused the power of his office, put our national security at risk and should be removed from office as a result. Instead of holding the president accountable, the Republican-led Senate turned its back on the truth and the American people should be outraged.”

— U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver

“The Democrats’ partisan attempt to take down President Trump ended once and for all in the Senate today. With these votes to acquit, Congress can move on and get back to work for the American people. I’m glad to see that the Senate has put this impeachment distraction behind us. But lest we forget, Democrats have set a dangerous precedent by pushing a baseless impeachment inquiry through the House. They’ve set the bar so low for impeachment, that any future president could be impeached under these new standards.”

— U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Windsor

“The facts and the evidence are clear: President Trump abused his power and obstructed congress, making it imminently clear he needed to be impeached. Unfortunately, the Senate failed to do its job as impartial jurors and I’m disappointed in Senate Republicans’ decision to refuse to call on witnesses with firsthand knowledge of the President’s wrongdoings. It is now in the court of public opinion. The American people will soon have a choice whether to continue down the path we’re on or change the direction our country is headed. With so much at stake, I hope the latter is the ultimate verdict.”

— U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Arvada

“The Senate failed to do its job. Now the American people must do theirs… More than 50% of senators have said that what the president did was wrong. And it was. It was also unconstitutional. And it clearly was impeachable. It’s exactly why the impeachment clause was written in the first place.”

— U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Denver

“House Dems attempted to turn the world’s most powerful legislative body into their personal impeachment forum. @senatemajldr is right, “the Framers knew the country would need a firewall to keep partisan flames from scorching our Republic.”

— U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs

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