(Washington, D.C., February 13, 2021) – Today, U.S. Senator Roger Marshall M.D., issued the following statement after voting to acquit former President Donald J. Trump on the Article of Impeachment presented against him:
(You may click HERE or on the image above for Senator Marshall’s video response)
“This impeachment trial has kept us from doing the work we need to be focused on: getting the COVID-19 vaccine in to peoples’ arms, opening our economy back up, getting Americans back to work, as well as confirming an agriculture secretary to get the $1.5 billion in CARES funding out to farmers, ranchers, and folks who need help putting food on the table.
“This trial has brought to light just how much was known about the planning of the riot prior to January 6th and questions now linger as to what was known by Nancy Pelosi and security officials in the Capitol and across federal agencies ahead of time. One question does not remain and that is: What was the motivation of this trial? The motivation was political hatred and was simply a continuation of the four-year impeachment fixation on the part of the House Managers and the Democrat Party.
“Let me be clear, both sides of the aisle are guilty of heated rhetoric. But, equally guilty are the House Managers and the Democrats for their hypocrisy, and President Trump’s defense team painted that picture clearly.
“While I believe this entire trial was unconstitutional from the start, I hope that the failure to convict will put an end to the Democrat’s obsession and allow temperatures to finally settle and for us to work in a bipartisan fashion moving forward. It’s true, we face many challenges ahead as a nation. But, I remain confident there are brighter days ahead for Kansas and our entire country. It’s time for congress to get back to the work of the American people.”
Yesterday Senator Marshall asked a question during the impeachment trial, which called attention to the fact that the Democrat managers contradicted their very own impeachment charge. Watch HERE:
Full text of Question and Answer:
Senator Marshall: “The House manager’s single article of impeachment is centered on the accusation that President Trump singularly incited a crowd into a riot. Didn’t the House managers contradict their own charge by outlining the premeditated nature and planning of this event and by also showing the crowd was gathered at the capitol even before the speech started and barriers were pushed over some 20 minutes before the conclusion of President Trump’s speech?”
Response (Mr. Van Der Veen): “Yes, the House managers contradicted their own charge by outlining the premeditated nature and planning of this event and by also showing the crowd gathered at the capitol even before the speech started and barriers were pushed over some 20 minutes before the conclusion of president trump’s speech. The answer is yes.”