MACON, Ga. -- Georgia Senator, Reverend Raphael Warnock, released a statement following the acquittal of former President Donald Trump.
Trump was accused of inciting the January 6th insurrection of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.
Warnock voted to find Trump guilty.
Read Senator Warnock's full statement below:
If Donald Trump’s actions were not impeachable, then nothing is. My vote today reflects that deeply-held conviction.
We witnessed firsthand a vile attempt to disenfranchise millions of voters, and an egregious interruption of the peaceful transfer of power by the President of the United States. Accountability is critical to our nation moving forward and addressing the challenges so many families and communities face. And as a voice for the people of Georgia in the Senate, I take seriously my duty to defend our Constitution and uphold the values of our democracy.
My colleagues who voted ‘not guilty’ had an opportunity and a moral obligation to choose principle over politics—and sadly, they chose politics in a trial where the human consequences could hardly be more tragic and the stakes could not be higher. The people—including those who bravely served and defended the Capitol—have been done a grave disservice. But somehow we must begin to turn the page, and continue the people’s work.