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February 13, 2021

Bourdeaux: Disappointed But Not Surprised

WASHINGTON — United States Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) released the following statement after the Senate concluded its impeachment trial of former president Donald J. Trump: 

“The result of former President Trump’s impeachment trial is disappointing, but not surprising,” said Congresswoman Bourdeaux. “We remain deeply divided as a country about appropriate behavior for a president. I remain firm in the belief that lying about the results of an election and trying to pressure officials into overturning the results of a free and fair election is not okay. Inciting a violent mob to attack the US Capitol to try to ‘stiffen the spine’ of the Vice President and Members of Congress to overturn the results of a free and fair election is not okay. Justice was not served today. But I will never give up on our democracy. We will continue to resist the former president and his conspiracy theorist supporters at the ballot box, and there will be on-going legal action at the state and federal level. I look forward to seeing where that takes us.”

 The trial ended with a vote of 57-43, including seven Republican Senators voting to convict.

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Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, an economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure. 

Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford.