Senator Tom Cotton Statement Regarding the Senate Impeachment Trial

Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement regarding his vote to oppose conducting a Senate impeachment trial:

“As I’ve said since the House passed an article of impeachment against President Trump, the Senate lacks constitutional authority to conduct impeachment proceedings against a former president. I therefore opposed the Senate’s actions today to start the trial and to issue a summons to President Trump. Instead of an unconstitutional impeachment, we should be focused on getting the vaccine distributed, securing our border, and opening our schools.”