DNC on Close of House Managers’ Opening Arguments

On the close of House managers’ extraordinary opening arguments, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“The president’s guilt is indisputable and his actions are indefensible. The evidence against Trump is overwhelming. And his abuse of power is a clear and present danger to the future of our democracy.

“For those reasons, it is unconscionable for Senate Republicans to let Trump off the hook with a sham trial. Make no mistake: A trial without documents or witnesses is a cover-up. If Trump is acquitted — after he has confessed and suggested he’d do it again — the Senate will have legitimized foreign interference in our elections and ruled it acceptable for our leaders to extort other countries for personal gain.”