Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) wants Senate Republicans to know they’re accountable for “every new abuse of power President Trump commits” from this point forward, he said on the Senate floor Wednesday.
His argument cited the founding fathers’ vision for limiting the power of the executive branch to ensure they would never see a tyrannical king again, Schumer said.
Senate Republicans justified their vote to acquit President Trump by claiming he had “learned his lesson.”
But he didn’t.
And Senate Republicans are now responsible for every new abuse of power he commits. pic.twitter.com/2Uwgr3u3rS
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) February 12, 2020
“Senate Republicans now own this crisis and they’re responsible for every new abuse of power President Trump commits. John Adams famously described our grand republic that he helped create as a government of laws, not of men,” Schumer said.
He continued, “Our founding fathers’ foremost concern, of course, was to escape the tyranny of a government of men, more specifically a king. That’s why the founders created a republic in America.”
Republicans in the Senate voted to acquit Trump on both charges against him, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Schumer long-advocated against the move and voted for Trump’s impeachment in last week’s vote.