After President Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives for an unprecedented second time, U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper released the following statement:
“Today’s bipartisan vote in the House of Representatives was a testament to the sacred responsibility of the legislative branch to provide a critical check on grave and dangerous abuses of the executive. No person is above the law, and it is clear to me that the President committed impeachable offenses, violated his oath of office, and needs to be held accountable for inciting a violent and deadly assault on the symbolic heart of our government.
“Make no mistake, it should give us no pleasure to impeach a President. We have so much to do, and Coloradans sent me to Washington to deliver on important issues like the pandemic, jobs, health care, and climate change. Trump should have resigned and saved the country from this painful exercise.”