WASHINGTON, D.C.Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement today upon the conclusion of the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump:

“Today, the Senate voted to acquit President Trump despite his blatant and unprecedented abuses of the power of the presidency.

“It is crucial that Congress remains committed to the rule of law and holding President Trump—and all presidents who follow him—accountable. We must uphold the ideals of our founders and maintain our commitment to the constitution when our democratic resilience is tested.

“The House of Representatives did its job and laid out a clear and strong case for the President’s removal from office. The Senators who voted to acquit sent a message to the President that he is accountable to no one. President Trump abused his office to undermine our elections and jeopardize our national security, setting a dangerous precedent for our democracy.