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La. Senators cast conflicting votes on Trump's impeachment: Read statements here

7 months 1 week 5 days ago Saturday, February 13 2021 Feb 13, 2021 February 13, 2021 3:38 PM February 13, 2021 in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON  — Louisiana's US Senators made conflicting votes in the impeachment decision on former President Donald Trump Saturday.

Click here for more on the vote Saturday; Click here to read a statement from President Trump

In a statement about his not guilty vote, Sen. John Kennedy said:  “My job as a senator and juror in an impeachment trial is not—NOT—to defend, excuse or explain anyone’s behavior—not the Capitol rioters’, not the Democrats’, not the president’s. My job is to evaluate the evidence."

“The merits of the Democrats’ case were not even close," Kennedy continued. 

“...[Former President Trump] is no longer the president. We were asked to impeach a guy in Florida. The Democrats never proved jurisdiction.

“There are one or two things I think we can all agree on: The nut jobs who violated the Capitol on Jan. 6 should be prosecuted and jailed. There can be no justice without order. Political violence is wrong. Always. It was wrong on Jan. 6, and it was wrong during the riots this summer."

Senator Cassidy, of Baton Rouge, who voted to convict, said: "Our Constitution and our country is more important than any one person. I voted to convict President Trump because he is guilty."

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