Rep. Cisneros Statement on Senate Vote to Acquit the President
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) released the following statement regarding the Senate voting to acquit the President of the United States. Following the President asking a foreign government to investigate a political rival and endangering our national security by withholding military aid to an ally, Rep. Cisneros voted in support for the articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of justice, on December 19, 2019. Rep. Cisneros was part of the seven freshmen, national security Democrats who wrote the impeachment op-ed in the Washington Post.
“It’s extremely disappointing the Senate voted to acquit the President without bringing any relevant witnesses or documents. Our House Managers should be praised for how they tried this case and showed the President’s misdeeds. It’s unfortunate Senate Republicans blocked additional witnesses and documents, which would have only strengthened an already strong case. While this impeachment chapter has come to a close, Congress still has a constitutional responsibility to exercise oversight on the Executive Branch. That doesn’t change, even with today’s acquittal.
“As our country moves forward, I will continue to work with my Democratic and Republican colleagues to pass legislation that helps families throughout the United States. Our work doesn’t stop, and it never has. We’ve passed over 275 bipartisan bills in the House, and we’re waiting for the Senate to vote on these important pieces of legislation. I remain committed to delivering real solutions for my constituents, including protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions, strengthening our nation’s infrastructure, investing in our students’ education, supporting our servicemembers and veterans, and fighting corruption.”