The impeachment trial is done and President Trump has been acquitted. Like it or not, he will remain in office, but it seems some Democrats are unwilling to accept that.
Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono is publicly stating the President has not been acquitted and the entire trial was “rigged.”
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer interviewed Hirnono about the process and began by asking her about the trial. Blitzer preceded a question to Hirnono with “The Senate has clearly spoken now, the president was acquitted,” but she didn’t let him finish before interrupting.
“No! Wolf, wasn’t acquitted,” Hirono interjected. “It was a rigged trial. You don’t get acquitted when you don’t even get to call witnesses or relevant witnesses or have the documents because the president stone walled all efforts on the part of the House to get the information they requested.”
“So, there you go,” she continued. “It was a rigged trial, he can run around saying he was acquitted but you don’t get acquitted in a rigged trial.”
Blitzer tried to correct her, saying “Well, I just want to point out Senator, there was a roll call, guilty or not guilty, not guilty was the majority and the Chief Justice of the United States announced that he was acquitted, that he was not guilty.”
Hirono wasn’t having it though.
“But the American public knows that it was a rigged trial,” she stated. “So, okay you’re found not guilty in a rigged trial. I don’t think that they think this was all kosher, not it wasn’t. So, meanwhile you have the president crowing about it, which is totally expected, and now it’s anything goes for this president and this administration and all his enablers.”
You know who I go to for high level analysis? Sen. Mazie Hirono. Apparently Trump wasn't acquitted and she definitely doesn't suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome. pic.twitter.com/iuGfCYkY9W
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) February 7, 2020