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Trump Responds to Impeachment Acquittal by Announcing Event 'To Discuss Our Country's Victory'

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President Donald Trump responded to the news Wednesday that he had been acquitted by the Senate of both articles of impeachment brought by the House of Representatives, calling his acquittal a “victory” for the country.

“I will be making a public statement tomorrow at 12:00pm from the @WhiteHouse to discuss our Country’s VICTORY on the Impeachment Hoax!” the president tweeted.

First daughter and White House aide Ivanka Trump also celebrated the news with a tweet.

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“This factional fever and incoherent, ill-conceived process has finally ended and the President has rightfully been acquitted. It is time for our Country to move forward. Together,” she wrote.

“POTUS has accomplished so much and is just getting started. The best is yet to come!”

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Before the vote on Wednesday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell argued the Founders had created the Senate to stop the kind of “recklessness” the Democratic House’s partisan impeachment effort represented.

“We simply cannot let factional fever break our institutions. It must work the other way as [James] Madison and [Alexander] Hamilton intended,” McConnell said.

“The institutions must break the fever.”

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to the news of Trump’s acquittal, saying in a statement, “Today, the President and Senate Republicans have normalized lawlessness and rejected the system of checks and balances of our Constitution.”

“Our Founders put safeguards in the Constitution to protect against a rogue president,” Pelosi continued. “They never imagined that they would at the same time have a rogue leader in the Senate who would cowardly abandon his duty to uphold the Constitution.”

The speaker contended that McConnell and his Republican colleagues did not conduct a fair trial because they voted against allowing additional witnesses and documents to be subpoenaed.

Likewise, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer accused Republicans of perpetrating “a great miscarriage of justice.”

“As a result, the verdict of this kangaroo court will be meaningless,” Schumer said.

In a Friday statement after the vote against calling in further witnesses, McConnell said, “A majority of the U.S. Senate has determined that the numerous witnesses and 28,000-plus pages of documents already in evidence are sufficient to judge the House Managers’ accusations and end this impeachment trial.”

A total of 17 witnesses testified during the House impeachment inquiry.

GOP Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona, who serves on the House Judiciary Committee and is chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, tweeted on Wednesday, “The nation has withstood a divisive process meant to overthrow the POTUS, and it is time we put this behind us.”

“I hope, for all Americans, Democrats drop their harassment of President Trump and members of his administration,” he added.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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