What they’re saying: Alabama delegation reacts to Donald Trump’s acquittal

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The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump came to a close on Wednesday, with a simple majority Senators voting along party lines to acquit the President on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Here’s what the Alabama delegation is saying about Trump’s acquittal:

Senator Richard Shelby

Sen. Richard Shelby
*voted to acquit the President

Today I joined the majority of my Senate colleagues in justly voting to acquit the President of both impeachment charges. Throughout this process, I had the opportunity to hear arguments from the House managers and the President’s counsel, review the presented evidence, and study relevant portions of the Constitution. After several days of deliberation, I believe that neither charge constitutes an impeachable offense as defined by our Framers. The House managers’ case was nothing more than an abuse of the power of impeachment itself. For the sake of the American people, it is time to put this behind us and move on. I look forward to getting back to our legislative duties for the good of our country.

Sen. Doug Jones

Senators are to make tough choices. We must study the facts & exercise independent judgment in keeping with our oaths.

I’ve studied the record for months. Unfortunately I believe the President abused his power for his own benefit.

Bradley Byrne Official fraud

1st District U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne

President Trump has been exonerated. Democrats should finally accept the results of the 2016 election and move on. Congress has wasted untold time, effort and taxpayer money on this partisan sham, and we should get back to work immediately by turning to issues that actually matter to the American people.

Years from now, history will see Nancy Pelosi’s abuse of the impeachment power to weaken Donald Trump as a stain on her legacy, but I predict the American people will make Democrats regret this baseless partisan witch hunt as soon as this November.

Martha Roby Official

2nd District U.S. Rep. Martha Roby

President Trump has been exonerated. Democrats should finally accept the results of the 2016 election and move on. Congress has wasted untold time, effort and taxpayer money on this partisan sham, and we should get back to work immediately by turning to issues that actually matter to the American people.

Years from now, history will see Nancy Pelosi’s abuse of the impeachment power to weaken Donald Trump as a stain on her legacy, but I predict the American people will make Democrats regret this baseless partisan witch hunt as soon as this November.

Mike Rogers Official

3rd District U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers

After three years, the Democrats’ attempted coup based on lies and falsehoods has finally failed. I applaud the Senate for putting an end to this baseless witch hunt. Shame on Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Adam Schiff for putting our nation through such a travesty of justice solely for their petty political purposes. Democrats are not only sore losers from the 2016 election, but also jealous of the phenomenal job and many accomplishments of President Trump. Democrats need to get over it and accept the fact that Donald Trump is our president.

Robert Aderholt Official

4th District U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt

Now that the President has been rightfully acquitted, it’s time to move on. With this behind us, this is a new beginning for the President and our nation to focus on growing our economy, strengthening our military and restoring our values.

America can lead this century just like we led the last century. I call on all Americans to join with us to work towards an even better and brighter future.

Mo Brooks Official

5th District U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks

Impeachment was a gigantic waste of time and taxpayer dollars. Socialist Democrats should be ashamed for foisting this unfortunate, political distraction on the unwilling American people. Now that President Trump has rightly been acquitted, exonerated, and completely vindicated, I hope we can return to focusing on the public policy issues that face America.

Gary Palmer Official

6th District U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer

Thankfully, the impeachment charade came to an end today. The Senate just voted to acquit President Trump on both articles, so if Speaker Pelosi is interested in ripping up documents not grounded in the truth, she should find the articles of impeachment that have been rightly rejected and rip up those. It’s time to get back to work on that bright future that President Trump brilliantly laid out in his speech last night.

Terri Sewell Official

7th District U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell

The President abused his power when he solicited foreign intervention in our elections and the House managers made a clear case to convict. The Senate’s vote today after a sham trial marks a dark day in our nation’s history.

Our democracy will not fight for itself. It does not have a voice – but YOU do.

We must all #DefendOurDemocracy this November. Let’s take this fight to the ballot box. Because in the United States of America, right matters.