Tennessee delegation comments on Trump acquittal

U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Brentwood) speaks at a Tennessee Titans event in Nashville on Dec. 13, 2019. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

Here’s what members of the Tennessee congressional delegation had to say about the Senate’s acquittal of President Donald Trump following his impeachment trial:

U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Brentwood):

The impeachment of President Donald J. Trump was not a matter of procedure—it was an attempted coup, brought forth at the expense of the safety and prosperity of the American people. Every member of Congress must now reflect, remember, and take to heart the real legacy of this dark moment in history, when ruthless partisanship undermined due process, trampled the rule of law, and very nearly erased from precedent those rules that underpin our democratic republic.

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Maryville):

The question then is not whether the president did it, but whether the United States Senate or the American people should decide what to do about what he did. I believe that the Constitution clearly provides that the people should make that decision in the presidential election that began on Monday in Iowa.

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Memphis)

I voted for the articles of impeachment in the Judiciary Committee and on the House floor and believe the House managers proved their case in the Senate beyond a reasonable doubt. Because the Senate required a two-thirds vote to remove the President from office, he will remain. But his ignominious impeachment will always be the legacy of his reckless and lawless presidency. A bipartisan majority of Congress has voted to impeach or convict him, and that’s a blemish on his record that the American public should consider in evaluating his remaining time in office.

U.S. Rep. John Rose (R-Cookeville):

Just as we knew from the beginning, House Democrats’ impeachment process was purely partisan and an embarrassment to our country. More importantly, their focus on this process served as a distraction from the work the American people sent us to Washington, D.C., to accomplish.

U.S. Rep. David Kustoff (R-Memphis):

I commend the Senate for acquitting the President today and putting an end to this partisan endeavor. The fact is, President Trump did nothing wrong, and today’s acquittal proves just that. Now that this impeachment is behind us, I look forward to working closely with President Trump to pass real legislation that would improve our infrastructure, secure our border, and continue to boost our already thriving economy.


18 Responses to Tennessee delegation comments on Trump acquittal

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    MARLE says:

    Alexander: “leave it to the people to decide”. Decide, WHAT? A vote for Trump would never be about his guilt or innocence. It will be about Evangelical values and pocketbook issues.

    As Trump said “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters.”

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    Bob Fischer says:

    When did Trump get Evangelical values? I missed that.

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      Lenny says:

      The libral crybabies and the War On CHRISTmas will all bow the knee to God. Trump is the chosen one to lead us unto Thy glorious American CHRISTian nation. I pray for your soul – that you will repent and join the church. May I suggest tithing to Mike Huckabee Ministries in Hendersonville, Tenn.

      In His name – AMEN.

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        Mary says:

        Lenny, you forget that the United States of America is not officially a Christian nation. It is a nation of many faiths and beliefs. And this is a good thing, showing the wisdom of the founders of our nation. Tolerance is essential to achieve the core concept, fundamental to the US, of “out of many, one” (e pluribus unum).

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          MARLE says:

          Mary….Lenny is the site’s unofficial comedian. He’s not serious….it’s shtick….Try to get with the program.

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      Eddie White says:

      Trump is not an evangelical, but his policies strongly support evangelical priorities. His strong support of life, religious liberty, and Israel are the reasons evangelicals support him. Jimmy Carter would be considered an evangelical, but his policies/views did not support evangelical priorities.

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        James White says:

        “peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.”- Thomas Jefferson
        Concerning Israel, I remember the USS Liberty. Israel today does not appear to be the Israel of the Bible…

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        MARLE says:

        There is a video of Trump actually saying “no one loves the Bible more than I do”. (Probably b/c of how easy it makes it for him to win the votes of those who take it seriously) Of course he also said he knows more than Generals, more about taxes, more about drones…..and on and on.

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      MARLE says:

      I can’t see any evidence in his public or private life that says he HAS Evangelical values. What I do see is that he knows how to Capitalize on pandering to those who do.

  • Scripture repeats story after story of those who were not righteous themselves, but were used by a righteous God to accomplish God’s purpose. The bottom line is that we are ALL sinners… but can seek forgiveness through His Son Jesus… who loves each one of us.
    That’s why “IT MATTERS…”

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      MARLE says:

      Trump’s daughter who was raised in a Christian home came to the conclusion that YOU are wrong. Sinners are NOT saved by Jesus. Ivanka, Jared and their children are waiting for the Messiah and he was not Jesus.

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    Phil Lassiter says:

    Trump needs to be named President for Life. We can trust him to watch out for America, as he has all the money he needs. His public service service record speaks for itself. We can not risk a never Trumper or worse, a non Trumper ever getting elected. Lets have 25 years of predictable growth and nationalism. Seriously

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      MARLE says:

      No rich person has all the money he needs.

      The drive for more is what made them rich. And besides that he is building wealth for all the wives’ children and grandchildren. What do you think Ivanka is being toted around the world, introduced to every head of state for?

      If you want a Real billionaire, and want to apply the logic that wealth means you won’t be self-serving then Bloomberg is multiple times over the billionaire that Trump is.

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