WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives sent the U.S. Senate the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol:
“I took an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. The case before us is clear — Donald Trump incited a violent insurrection in our nation’s Capitol. Donald Trump will have due process and the opportunity to present his case before the Senate, but there are no doubts as to the facts — and there are no alternative facts — the evidence was broadcast live on national television for all to witness. That is precisely why the House moved so expeditiously to impeach him.
“I will vote to convict Donald Trump and work to ensure that he and his enablers are held accountable. There must be justice and accountability so we can begin to heal as a nation and restore faith in our democracy.”
Information provided by Office of Senator Alex Padilla