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Congresswoman Escobar on impeachment outcome: ‘It was not a surprise’

Veronica Escobar
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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, D- El Paso.

EL PASO, Texas - Returning to the Borderland from the Beltway, U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar of El Paso addressed the historic impeachment trial at her monthly town hall meeting.

"It was not a surprise - I'm talking about the outcome," Escobar told ABC-7 on Saturday. "I knew that there were senators who are from very tough districts for whom it would be a very difficult decision."

Escobar said certain lawmakers have constituents "who are strongly supportive of the presidents at any cost."

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate found President Donald Trump not guilty on both articles of impeachment.

"We saw senators who essentially said, 'We know that the president did it,'" Escobar said. "We had some senators saying, 'We don't need witnesses or evidence because we know he did it.' So they acknowledged that he violated his oath."

President Trump continued to defend his innocence at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday.

"As everybody knows, my family, our great country and your president have been put through a terrible ordeal by some very dishonest and corrupt people," he said.

El Paso / News / Texas Politics / Top Stories

Kate Bieri

Kate Bieri is ABC-7’s New Mexico Mobile Newsroom reporter and co-anchors ABC-7’s weekend evening newscasts.



  1. A moderator is deciding wether he approves of my comment? Does he read the vulgar comments by some other posters? I say something about Ms. Escobar and they want to hold my comment for approval? Not everyone in El Paso agrees with her that’s part of life in the “big city”. So why don’t you call yourself what you are A CENSOR! Free speech only applies here if you agree with the Democratic majority, Straight up BS!

  2. So i’ll presume Ms. Bieri is now the censor in charge, so I pose the question to her, If I disagree with what you publish will you censor me? Just for grins I don’t expect an answer that i already know. You Liberals are the exact reason our President will be re-elected and the true Americans thank you for that. These so called candidates of your are nothing more than panderer’s, Warren ducking behind staffers so people don’t see her getting off a private jet, Biden calling voters “A lying dog faced pony soldier, the Commie Sanders, Buttigieg the Mayor of a 100k “town” and the worst Bloomberg lying about insuring 80k New Yorkers which they are’nt, they’re illegal aliens

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