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Rep. Kelly looks to strength of nation as Trump is acquitted

Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., who represents Homewood and Flossmoor in Congress, issued the following statement following Saturday's acquittal of former President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial.

"Senate Republicans’ failure to hold Donald Trump accountable for inciting a violent insurrection in an unprecedented attempt to overthrow our democracy is a grave indictment of their cowardice and complicity.

"I salute the impeachment managers, who did an excellent job in laying out the facts. Those watching clearly witnessed a case confirming Trump’s guilt overwhelmingly and irrefutably. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to convict a defendant when nearly . . .

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