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(Washington, D.C.) — U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) issued the following statement today following her vote to convict former President Trump and bar him from future office.

“I saw and heard firsthand the insurrectionists, at the behest of the former president, try to use fear and violence to overturn our democratic election. I voted today to convict former President Trump and prevent him from ever holding office again because we have to be a country run by strength and courage, not by fear; that uses votes and voices, not brute force. And I voted to convict today because I believe we must speak up for our democracy now, or we may lose it forever.

“I’m grateful to my Democratic and Republican colleagues who joined me in standing up for our democracy and making this the most bipartisan presidential impeachment in history. While too many of my Republican colleagues chose fear instead of justice today, I want to assure everyone in Washington state and across the country that I will never let fear or intimidation stop me from doing my duty to you and to our nation. I will continue working every day in the Senate, using my words and my vote, to stand up for our democracy and secure a fairer and brighter future for our state and our country.”