Candidates in this years presidential race denounced the Senate for acquitting President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats tear into Trump’s speech: It was a ‘MAGA rally’READ: Speaker Pelosi’s response to Trump’s State of the Union addressPelosi hammers Trump’s speech: ‘A manifesto of mistruths’MORE in the upper chambers impeachment vote Wednesday.
The impeachment trial came to a close this week after Senate Democrats were unable to garner enough votes to convict the president on two charges. The vote ended up falling mostly along partisan lines, with Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneySusan Collins challenger: ‘I would vote to remove’ TrumpGOP senators label Trump’s behavior ‘shameful’ but not impeachableCollins will vote to acquit TrumpMORE (R-Utah) breaking from the GOP to convict the president on the abuse of power charge.
Some of the candidates took to Twitter to express their displeasure with the Senates decision.
Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharOvernight Defense: US deploys low-yield nukes on submarines | Watchdog warns Iraq withdrawal ‘likely’ means ISIS resurgence | What to watch in Trump’s State of the UnionEarly winners and losers from the Iowa caucusesThe Hill’s Campaign Report: Buttigieg, Sanders ahead in Iowa debacleMORE (D-Minn.), who voted Trump guilty of both charges, said it was a somber day for our country.
History will remember that the majority in this body did not seek out the evidence and instead decided that the Presidents actions did not even require a second look, she wrote on Twitter.
It is a somber day for our country. As Senators, we are representatives of the American people and it’s our duty to protect and defend the Constitution.
The President leveraged the power of his office for personal gain and the choice before us is clear.
No one is above the law.
Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) February 5, 2020
Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenButtigieg maintains slim lead after second round of Iowa results releasedPressley says ‘the cruelty is the point’ for Trump in response to speechSchumer: Trump address ‘demagogic, undignified, highly partisan’MORE (D-Mass.), who also voted to convict Trump, said the Republicans voted to protect the president, even though he “exploits our government for his personal gain. But the senator turned her attention to the future.
Now more than ever, we must choose courage and hope over fear, she posted. Now is our moment to fight back. We have defeated corruption before, and we will do it again.”
Donald Trump pressured a foreign government to interfere in our election. He undermined our diplomatic relationships and put our national security at risk. He exploits our government for his personal gainand Republicans just voted to protect him.
Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 5, 2020
Tom SteyerTom Fahr SteyerSteyer spokesperson: ‘We still feel like we have a real shot’ MSNBC’s Wallace urges Democrats to stop infighting: Trump is ‘the enemy’The Hill’s Morning Report – App flap delays Iowa caucus resultsMORE, billionaire philanthropist, said Trumps acquittal signals that the Republican senators will not magically negotiate in good faith and meet in the middle.
There is no “middle.” There’s right and wrong, he said. We all need to show up in 2020 if we’re going to get the change we want.
The vote to acquit Mr. Trump is a lesson for those who think the @SenateGOP will magically negotiate in good faith and meet in the middle.”
There is no “middle.” There’s right and wrong.
We all need to show up in 2020 if we’re going to get the change we want.
Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) February 5, 2020
Meanwhile, Trump’s GOP primary challenger Bill WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldJoe Walsh: I’ve realized ‘nobody can beat Trump in a Republican primary’Trump wins Iowa GOP caucusesWeld warns of Republican Party split, Democratic takeover of SenateMORE, former governor of Massachusetts, said the acquittal was to no ones surprise, but commended Romney for voting to convict Trump, saying the Utah senator showed the courage we should expect from our US Senators.
To no ones surprise, the US Senate has voted to allow @realDonaldTrump to remain in office despite his clear abuses of power and of the Constitution. I suspect the American people, with their votes, will render a more principled judgement.
Gov. Bill Weld (@GovBillWeld) February 5, 2020
Former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael Rubens BloombergThe Hill’s Campaign Report: Buttigieg, Sanders ahead in Iowa debacleFirst Iowa results show Buttigieg, Sanders aheadTrump won Iowa’s Democratic caucus chaos, so what’s next?MORE called the Senate trial a charade and the vote a disgrace, before encouraging people to focus on the 2020 election.
We must do in November what all but one of the Senate Republicans didn’t have the courage to do: vote to remove a lawless, reckless president and turn the page on this dark chapter in the life of our country, he wrote.
The trial was a charade, and the vote is a disgrace. I have no doubt that historians will ultimately convict this President, along with the Republicans who lack the courage to do it themselves. But we cannot wait for history to render its verdict that is our job in November.
Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) February 5, 2020
Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg maintains slim lead after second round of Iowa results releasedSanders hits Trump, predicts he delivered his ‘last’ State of the Union addressTrump touts achievements on eve of impeachment verdictMORE who received the most number of delegates in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucus Monday also set his sights on the future election, saying the American people will be the jury tomorrow.
The Senate was the jury today, but we will be the jury tomorrow. The last word on Donald Trump and Trumpism will come through the American peopleat ballot boxes across the country.
Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) February 5, 2020