Schatz Votes To Convict Former President Trump For Incitement Of Insurrection

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) released the following statement today after voting to convict former President Donald Trump for the incitement of an insurrection on January 6, 2021.

“The House Managers presented a convincing case that laid out what we all witnessed. Former President Trump lied repeatedly about the results of a free and fair election and attempted to cheat by pressuring election officials. He incited an insurrection that resulted in a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol designed to stop Congress from exercising its constitutional duties. Trump then withheld protection for the Capitol, Congress, and even his own Vice President, resulting in the deaths of seven Americans and injuries to many more.

“I took an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. I honored that oath today and voted to convict the former president.”

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