A U.S. senator expressed his thoughts on sitting as a juror for a president’s impeachment trial, saying, “This isn’t about politics. It is about our country. It is not about the president. It’s about the future of the presidency. The process is on trial. The Senate is on trial. No, truthfully, truth is on trial.”

The senator continued, “As we enter into our final deliberations on whether or not to convict the president on the two articles of impeachment presented to us by the House of Representatives, I think it is imperative that we remember the oath each of us took at the onset of this historic process. Each one of us took an oath before God to do impartial justice according to the Constitution and the laws. That oath should guide our thoughts and actions, for it reminds us of the gravity of this process and the weighty responsibility we assumed by our own free will. We must finally remember that we answer not only to future generations, who will judge whether we did right by the Constitution we swore to uphold, but also to that eternal witness of our solemn oath.”

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