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Sen. Pat Toomey comments on impeachment

With the U.S. House voting 232-197 to impeach President Donald Trump, the Senate will now take up the issue.

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Zionsville, offered the following statement to the Sun-Gazette late Wednesday with regard to the impeachment.

“I stand by my statements over the last week regarding President Trump and the role he played in the deadly riot at the Capitol. President Trump will be out of office before a Senate impeachment trial can begin.

“Whether or not the Senate has the constitutional authority to hold an impeachment trial for a president that is no longer in office is debatable,” he continued. “Should the Senate conduct a trial, I will again fulfill my responsibility to consider arguments from both the House managers and President Trump’s lawyers.”

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