WASHINGTON — Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after the Senate voted to acquit President Donald J. Trump.

“After wasting over a year of the American people’s time and taxpayer dollars, the Senate finally voted to confirm what we’ve known all along: The president did nothing wrong.

“As Speaker Pelosi made evident when she claimed President Trump was ‘impeached for life,’ this sham impeachment was never about the Constitution. It was never about an imminent threat. Democrats had one goal and one goal only: Nullifying the last election to win the next one.

“While House Democrats’ abuse of power set a dangerous new precedent, Democrats still have an opportunity to abandon their partisan tactics and return to legislating. The question now becomes: Will Democrats finally move on and get back to work for the American people, or do they plan on wasting the next nine months trying to tear down this president?”