Cantwell Statement on Conclusion of Impeachment Trial of Donald J. Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) released the following statement after the conclusion of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald J. Trump:

“On January 6, President Trump put our democracy at real risk. For more than 200 years, Americans have fought for free and fair elections. They have sacrificed loved ones. President Trump put our democracy at risk when he promulgated lies about the election, used his office to try to interfere with election officials doing their job, and failed to protect our Capitol from a mob. President Trump’s “process” defense was not persuasive. A bipartisan majority of senators found him guilty, but unfortunately not a supermajority. President Trump should still be held accountable for his actions.”