The second Senate impeachment trial for Donald Trump began today and marked an unprecedented historical moment in our nation’s history.
Just over a month ago, Donald Trump incited a violent insurrection to try and prevent Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 election.
However, this isn’t the first time Trump has tried to undermine the American people’s confidence in our electoral system. Trump began calling into question the legitimacy of California’s elections in 2016.
And as California’s Secretary of State, Alex fought back against Trump’s lies and set the record straight to defend the right to vote for millions of Californians. Now as California’s Senator, Alex is finishing the job by prosecuting Trump in the Senate.
It is finally time to hold Trump accountable and while he may no longer be in office, we cannot establish the precedent that a president in their last weeks in office can seek to prevent the peaceful transition of power. We can never allow this abuse of power to happen again.
Actions must have consequences. Especially those that threaten to erode our nation’s democratic norms and undo decades worth of progress.
And while this impeachment trial is of the utmost importance to moving our nation forward, we are still in the midst of a deadly pandemic.
That’s why we must pass pandemic relief that is greatly needed in communities across the country, while also holding Trump accountable and ensuring another threat to our democracy like this never happens again.
We’ll keep you updated on the progress of the Senate’s impeachment trial throughout this week and however long it takes to conclude.
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