FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353
January 26, 2021

Cotton Statement Regarding the Senate Impeachment Trial

Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement regarding his vote to oppose conducting a Senate impeachment trial:

“As I’ve said since the House passed an article of impeachment against President Trump, the Senate lacks constitutional authority to conduct impeachment proceedings against a former president. I therefore opposed the Senate’s actions today to start the trial and to issue a summons to President Trump. Instead of an unconstitutional impeachment, we should be focused on getting the vaccine distributed, securing our border, and opening our schools.”

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