President Donald Trump celebrated his second impeachment acquittal on Saturday by firing off a statement demeaning Democrats whom he accuses of violating the Constitution and the rule of law to score political victories.
In it, Trump also proclaimed that the Make America Great Again political movement he essentially started back in 2015, is only getting started.
Trump Issues Statement Following Impeachment Acquittal
The Senate voted 57-43 to convict Trump of inciting what they call an insurrection at the US Capitol on Jan. 6. That’s when protestors and some rallygoers stormed the Capitol building while the House and Senate were set to debate the certification of electors in the 2020 General Election for President.
Debate was just getting underway – being broadcast on national television – on whether the House and Senate should certify electors in Arizona. As the debate was unfolding, the protestors got inside the Capitol building, sending elected officials scattering for cover.
The House of Representatives quickly impeached Trump, accusing him of causing that panic through what they called inflammatory language. And while 57 Senators – including 7 Republican Senators, like Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey – voted to convict, it was not enough to meet the two-thirds majority needed.
Buoyed by the acquittal – his second such from impeachment proceedings – former President Trump issued a statement, according to a report from The Epoch Times:
I want to first thank my team of dedicated lawyers and others for their tireless work upholding justice and defending truth.
My deepest thanks as well to all of the United States Senators and Members of Congress who stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country.
Our cherished Constitutional Republic was founded on the impartial rule of law, the indispensable safeguard for our liberties, our rights and our freedoms.
It is a sad commentary on our times that one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance, and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree. I always have, and always will, be a champion for the unwavering rule of law, the heroes of law enforcement, and the right of Americans to peacefully and honorably debate the issues of the day without malice and without hate.
This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country. No president has ever gone through anything like it, and it continues because our opponents cannot forget the almost 75 million people, the highest number ever for a sitting president, who voted for us just a few short months ago.
I also want to convey my gratitude to the millions of decent, hardworking, law-abiding, God-and-Country loving citizens who have bravely supported these important principles in these very difficult and challenging times.
Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it!
We have so much work ahead of us, and soon we will emerge with a vision for a bright, radiant, and limitless American future.
Together there is nothing we cannot accomplish.
We remain one People, one family, and one glorious nation under God, and it’s our responsibility to preserve this magnificent inheritance for our children and for generations of Americans to come.
May God bless all of you, and may God forever bless the United States of America.
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