Portman Statement on Senate Procedural Vote on Impeachment

January 26, 2021 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued the following statement on the Senate procedural vote regarding impeachment today: 

“I’ve been very clear that former President Trump bears some responsibility for what happened on January 6 through his words and actions. I will listen as a juror, but as I have said, I do have questions about the constitutionality of holding a Senate trial and removing from office someone who is now a private citizen. This is a serious constitutional question, and today I voted for allowing debate on this issue and against tabling this important discussion. As the trial moves forward, I will listen to the evidence presented by both sides and then make a judgment based on the Constitution and what I believe is in the best interests of the country.”