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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) voted against conviction in the Senate impeachment trial of former-President Donald Trump. Risch issued the following statement upon the conclusion of the trial: 

“The purpose of the constitutional authority of impeachment is to remove the president from office. The person Democrats attempted to impeach was no longer in office. The United States Senate has no jurisdiction over a private citizen and thus impeachment was and is impossible.

“It’s time we stop the political hate and vitriol and move forward wiser and stronger just as America has countless times before."

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