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DeLauro Statement on the Acquittal of Donald Trump

February 13, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON – House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) issued this statement on the U.S. Senate vote to acquit former President Trump on an impeachment charge of inciting an insurrection:

“Former President Trump incited a violent insurrection against the United States that caused carnage and mayhem and resulted in the death of seven individuals and countless lasting injuries. His refusal to accept the result of a free and fair election led to his calling a mob to the U.S. Capitol to interfere with our Constitutional duty to certify the election.

“This was the most bipartisan presidential impeachment ever with the largest number of Republicans voting to convict. Critically, the Republican leader in the Senate fully accepted the impeachment managers’ case for conviction. That is a damning result.

“Like so many others, I will never forget that day. I struggled to put on my gas mask in the House Chamber to the sound of gunshots and calls for violence and huddled with my Republican and Democratic colleagues as we ran and hid from the insurrectionists. And I will never forget, and history won’t either, that the attack was the result of months of inspiration and a direct call for violence by the former President.

“I thank the House impeachment managers for their tireless efforts on behalf of the people and the Senate Democrats and seven courageous Republicans who put the people above party. Future generations will remember those who aided and abetted the former President and refused to stand up to his tyranny.”