Scott Statement on the Senate Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the Senate impeachment trial:

“I am unconvinced that the Senate has the authority to hold a trial against a private citizen. If President Trump was such an existential threat, why did Speaker Pelosi rush the impeachment only to wait twelve days to send the article to the Senate? If the purpose of this trial is to remove a president, that was already done on January 20th when President Trump left the White House. But now, once again, the Senate is faced with the time-consuming task of determining the merits of yet another Article of Impeachment on now former President Trump. We need to get back to the people’s work. We need to get vaccines distributed, save small businesses, safely re-open schools, and get our economy back on track—I’m here to do that. Anything other than that is simply a distraction.”