Senator Enzi’s statement on ‘not guilty’ vote in impeachment proceedings

Wyoming News February 6, 2020


Senator Enzi’s statement on ‘not guilty’ vote in impeachment proceedings

WYOMING | WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., issued the following statement after the Senate voted not guilty on the two articles of impeachment against President Trump:

“After information from more than a dozen witnesses, over a hundred questions and days of oral arguments, I believe the House failed to prove its case for the two articles of impeachment. The House’s story relies on too much speculation, guessing games and repetition. It fails to hold up under scrutiny. The House claims to have proven its case, but insists on more evidence. It was the House’s responsibility to ensure it had developed a complete record of the evidence it needed to make its case and it is not up to the Senate to start the process over again. I did not vote for more witnesses or more evidence and voted to acquit the president on both counts.

“I have now served in two presidential impeachment trials, one during my first term and this one in my last. I have never underestimated the responsibility of the task at hand or forgotten the oaths I took to uphold the Constitution. There are few duties senators will face as grave as deciding the fate of the President of the United States, but just like 21 years ago, this decision is about country, not politics. Too often it feels like our nation is only becoming more divided, more hostile. I do not believe that our country will ever be able to successfully tackle our looming problems if we continue down this road. As we move forward from this chapter in our nation’s history, I hope that we will focus more on our shared goals that can help our nation, and not the issues that drive us apart.”


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