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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on the Senate beginning the second impeachment trial of former President Donald J. Trump today:

“Welcome to the stupidest week in the Senate. While Speaker Pelosi sent these backbenchers to tie up the Senate, she sent the rest of the House home instead of carrying on the actual work of the American people. Impeachment is not something we should use flippantly. As a response to her view that President Trump demeaned the office, the House Speaker is now making a mockery of Congress and one of the most serious institutions and processes in our country. It’s disgusting.”