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LWV Statement on the Articles of Impeachment Sent to the U.S. Senate

Today the League of Women Voters of the United States president Dr. Deborah Ann Turner issued the following statement on the process of impeaching former president Donald Trump:  

“Although Donald Trump has left office, it is essential that the U.S. Senate acknowledge that no one is above the law and engage in the legal process of holding a swift impeachment trial and, when the evidence bears, convict the former president of his crimes. Donald Trump violated his oath of office to uphold the U.S. Constitution earlier this month when he incited an insurrectionist mob to storm the U.S. Capitol, threaten the lives of both staff and legislators, and attempt to overturn a free and fair election.  

“The Senate must weigh the evidence, serve as impartial jurors not tied to party lines, and convict him as indicated, ensuring that Donald Trump is banned from running for federal office again. This will also ensure no future president can engage in such anti-democracy actions without accountability.” 

The League of Women Voters of the United State previously called for the removal of President Trump in the aftermath of the attack on the U.S. Capitol building.

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