'A Shocking Betrayal of Their Oath and Total Abdication of Their Duty,' Moms Leader Says of Today’s U.S. Senate Vote Not to Call Witnesses at Trump Impeachment Trial
“Mitch McConnell’s victory today is America’s great loss. All but two Republican U.S. Senators joined in the shameful vote to call no witnesses at President Trump’s impeachment trial. This vote undermines the credibility of the U.S. Senate and makes a mockery of its commitment to justice and accountability. If, as appears almost certain, it leads to acquittal without consideration of the evidence, it will cause profound and lasting harm to our democracy. Such is the price of moral cowardice among those holding high office.
“The decision not to hear from witnesses or allow documentary evidence is especially appalling since former Trump National Security Adviser John Bolton has highly relevant information that he has said he is willing to share. Burying your head in the sand doesn’t make President Trump’s crimes any less dangerous to our democracy. In fact, we fear it will embolden President Trump to continue to abuse his power and try to rig the 2020 election.
“There was a mountain of evidence that President Trump used his influence and taxpayers’ money to try to coerce Ukraine into interfering in our elections. This vote was a shocking betrayal of the Senators’ oath and a total abdication of their duty. America’s moms will long remember it.”