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Minnesota, Wisconsin members of congress react to impeachment acquittal

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MN, WI -- Reaction to the impeachment trial and Wednesday's vote is echoing throughout the country, and in our own backyard - with politicians from Minnesota and Wisconsin taking to social media to share their thoughts.

Several local and state senators and representatives took to twitter Wednesday - with senators explaining how they voted and why - and others, indicating if they stand with the President or with democrats.

Minnesota senator and democratic presidential candidate, Amy Klobuchar tweeted, calling it a "somber day for our country," saying her job as senator is to defend the constitution. The tweet ends with "no one is above the law."

Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson, a republican, showed his support for the acquittal vote in a series of tweets, saying now that the trial is over, he hopes people have a renewed appreciation for our founding fathers and the separation of powers they incorporated into the Constitution.

Minnesota senator Tina Smith, a democrat, also responded to the vote with several tweets. She said the process may have let people down, but communities must hold onto values that help them find common ground.

Duluth native and republican Minnesota congressman, Pete Stauber, tweeted in support of the president last night during the state of the union address, saying he "shares the president's optimism for our country and its people."

Wisconsin democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin also tweeted, accusing the president of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. She went on to say Senate republicans put the president above the law.

As of news time, We have not yet seen any reaction to the impeachment vote from Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers or Minnesota Governor Tim Walz.

Despite her presence at last night's State of the Union Address, there has been no public reaction from Duluth Mayor, Emily Larson as of news time.

Jenna Wells

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