Montana Senator Tester Comments on Impeachment Vote
Senator Jon Tester commented in Washington, D.C., as the Impeachment Trial of President Trump is apparently reaching its final days. The Montana Senator spoke on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon.
“Montanans sent me to the U.S. Senate to hold government accountable. I fought to allow this trial to include documents and testimony from witnesses with firsthand knowledge of the allegations against the President—regardless of whether they were incriminating or exculpatory—so the Senate could make its decision based on the best information available. Unfortunately, my Republican colleagues and the Administration blocked this information—robbing the American people of their legitimate right to hold their elected officials accountable.
“Based on the evidence that was available to me during this trial, I believe President Trump abused his power by withholding military aid from an ally for personal political gain, and that he obstructed legitimate oversight by a coequal branch of government. It’s a sad day for this country, and for all Americans who believe that no one—not even the President of the United States—is above the law.”
Tester went on to outline some of the reasons he decided to make the commentsreferring to notes made during the days of testimony.