Following the acquittal of Donald Trump by the Senate, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington President Noah Bookbinder released the following statement:

“This is a sad day for our democracy. Donald Trump incited an insurrection to overthrow the elected government of the United States. 43 senators stood with him. It does not end here. A partisan minority of senators may have been willing to place loyalty to Donald Trump over loyalty to the United States of America, but that does not mean state and federal prosecutors will or that the American people will. Donald Trump’s behavior was clearly criminal and was clearly abhorrent. He may have avoided one form of accountability, but he has not avoided all of them.”