DNC Chair on Impeachment Vote

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“When the history of this moment is written, the Republican senators who voted to acquit Donald Trump will be remembered for betraying the Constitution they swore to defend.

“Even without witnesses or a fair trial, the facts are clear: the president did it. He admitted it. His lawyers admitted it. Republican senators admitted it. And now they’re letting him off the hook. Make no mistake: By voting to acquit Trump, Republicans are undermining our national security, legitimizing foreign interference in our elections, and giving a green light to future presidents who want to extort other countries for personal gain.

“This is a dark day for our democracy. But we’ve seen dark days before. And all of them have one thing in common: They come to an end. The era of Donald Trump is no exception.”