Congressional Black Caucus

President Donald J. Trump has been impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives. And while his acquittal in a Senate trial has been essentially guaranteed, it will still go down in history as a strong rebuke of a presidency run amok.

So where did African-American leaders in Congress stand on the matter? Not surprisingly, they all voted in favor of impeachment. And in case you missed the six-hour debate yesterday, here are key clips from members of the Congressional Black Caucus, notably an impassioned plea from Rep. Maxine Waters of California:

Rep. Maxine Waters (D – Calif)

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D – Miss)

Rep. Val Demings (D – Florida)

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D – Mass.)

Rep. John Lewis (D – Georgia)

Rep. Al Green – (D – Texas)

Rep. Karen Bass – (D – Calif)

Cedrick Richmond (D. – Louisiana)

Also, check out remarks from local U.S. Representatives Steve Cohen and David Kustoff. Not surprisingly, Cohen, who has submitted articles of impeachment before, was vociferous in his call for impeachment; Kustoff, a conservative Republican, was just as spirited in his defense of Trump:

Rep. Steve Cohen (D – Tennessee)

Rep. David Kustoff (R – Tennessee)