President Donald Trump’s campaign issued Trump’s first official response after he was acquitted by the Senate on two articles of impeachment Wednesday, arguing that the president has been vindicated after months of impeachment fervor.
“Trump has been totally vindicated and it’s now time to get back to the business of the American people,” said Trump campaign spokesperson Brad Parscale in a statement just minutes after both articles of impeachment—abuse of power and obstruction of Congress—were voted down in the Senate.
Democrats are not able to beat him in 2020, he argued, “so they had to impeach him.”
“This terrible ordeal was always a campaign tactic to invalidate the 2016 votes of 63 million Americans and was a transparent effort to interfere with the 2020 election only nine months away,” Parscale added. “And since the President’s campaign only got bigger and stronger as a result of this nonsense, this impeachment hoax will go down as the worst miscalculation in American political history.”