February 13, 2021
After today's vote by the United States Senate to acquit Donald Trump in a 57-43 vote, Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark J Gonzalez released the following statement:
“Today, 57 courageous Senators voted to hold former President Donald Trump accountable for his actions in inciting violence against the United States and its leaders - the largest bipartisan vote in history to convict an American for high crimes and misdemeanors. Despite today’s acquittal, there is no doubt that Donald Trump is guilty. Just ask Minority Leader Mitch McConnell - he all but said it shortly after voting “Not Guilty.” The cowardly nature of elected leaders like Kevin McCarthy, Mike Garcia, Mitch McConnell and Republicans, should remind all Americans that they will continue to abdicate their role to protect and defend our nation, even when the evidence is right in front of their faces. The Republican Party is still Donald Trump’s Party.
Democrats will continue to keep our nation safe, while working to get Americans back to work and safely reopen. We will not agonize, but will continue to organize and I look forward to leading Los Angeles Democrats in that fight.”