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WASHINGTON — Senator Todd Young has held his silence on the impeachment trial since it began last month.

Now, he says he plans to vote to acquit President Trump of any wrongdoing.

“I have worked to remain impartial and open-minded throughout this trial,” he said. “But it must be acknowledged that a political fever permeated this process from the beginning – dating back not just to the start of the House of Representatives’ impeachment efforts, but all the way back to November 2016.”   

He said impeachment must be a bipartisan effort.

“The House’s rushed impeachment process denied the President due process,” Young said. “House Managers failed to meet their heavy burden of proof to remove a president from office and from future ballots.”

He said it’s time to resume legislative work that benefits the American people.

Senators will vote today on procedures of the voting process when it comes to the acquittal vote. That vote will happen tomorrow as senators voted against calling witnesses to testify in the Senate trial.

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