Protesters take to Spokane streets amid President Trump’s acquittal

SPOKANE, Wash. — Not long after President Trump’s impeachment trial wrapped up on Wednesday, protesters took to the streets of Spokane, some in disbelief.

While the President’s acquittal is welcome news for his supporters, it’s not sitting well with many local Democrats.

A group of protesters took to Spokane sidewalks, accusing Republican senators of a coverup and holding signs that read ‘America is being betrayed.’

“Nobody is above the law, but apparently some people are above the law and that’s not okay,” said protester Tom Topping.

Topping helped organize the protest. The group of roughly 30 people were part of more than 100 other demonstrators across America.

“This is dedication to come out on a day like this; this cold, nasty and wet and these are some real patriots that love America,” said Topping.

It’s not all anger coming from the Senate verdict.

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo released a statement saying, in part, “The allegations fall short of the high threshold for removal of a U.S. president from office, and undermine Americans’ constitutional right to elect their president at the ballot box.”

Senator James Risch of Idaho voted to acquit President Trump. He spoke on the floor, saying, “This movement has been entirely partisan. No Republican voted to impeach in the House of Representatives. At the end of the day, this is a political exercise, and that political exercise is going to fail.”

Utah Senator Mitt Romney was the only Republican voting to convict the President, saying:

“It was a flagrant assault on our electoral rights, our national security, and our fundamental values. Perhaps the most abusive and destructive violation of one’s oath for office that I can imagine.”

President Trump will be making a public statement Thursday morning at 9 a.m. to discuss what he calls our country’s ‘victory on the impeachment hoax.’