“Trump’s divisive, hateful speech directly led to the attempted coup of our government, extraordinary acts of domestic terrorism, and five deaths. The people have, thankfully, replaced Trump with the Biden Administration, but the former perpetrator-in-chief must be held accountable for his actions. This abhorrent attack on our democracy must be punished. We need to show the world that we’ll never tolerate this divisive hatred again.”
Bichotte Hermelyn, who serves New York State’s 42nd AD and is the Chair of the Kings County Democratic County Committee, praised the 56-to-44 vote that paved the way for the House Democrats trying the case to formally open their arguments at noon on Wednesday.
“I thank our Senate Majority Leader, Brooklyn's own, Sen. Chuck Schumer, as well as the impeachment managers for their leadership in holding the former President accountable for his actions, which have stained our standing in the world. We need to unite against hatred now more than ever. I urge all Senators from both sides of the aisle to serve fairly as the jury of America. The Senate’s decision must reflect that we’re in a new era that does not tolerate hate,” Assemblymember Bichotte Heremlyn concluded.