For Immediate Release
Stand Up America Condemns McConnell, GOP Senators for Trump's Sham Impeachment Trial
WASHINGTON - After Senate Republicans voted against removing Donald Trump from office for his abuses of power and obstructing Congress, Stand Up America Founder and President Sean Eldridge released the following statement:
“This is not an ‘acquittal,’ this is a cover-up. What Republican Senators just did threatens the foundation of our democracy and upends the rule of law.
“History will remember that Republicans in Congress had an opportunity to stop Donald Trump’s abuses of power and protect our democracy—and that they chose partisan cowardice over patriotism.
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“Instead of doing their constitutional duty by holding a fair trial that included calling new witnesses, Senate Republicans opted for a sham trial that hid evidence from the American people and prevented the full truth from coming to light.
“The American people will not take this assault on our democracy sitting down. We will organize like never before to hold Donald Trump and Senate Republicans accountable at the ballot box this November.”
Tonight, Stand Up America is helping to coordinate nearly 300 “Reject The Cover-Up” rallies across the country, where protestors will hold Donald Trump and Republican Senators accountable for betraying the American people and the Constitution.
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Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with over two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to strengthen our democracy and oppose Trump’s corrupt agenda, Stand Up America has driven over 600,000 phone calls to Congress and mobilized tens of thousands of protestors across the country.