The Collective’s Statement on Donald J. Trump’s Acquittal

Saturday, February 13th, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, The Collective, the nation’s largest group of affiliated organizations dedicated to increasing Black political representation across all levels of government, responded to 43 Republican Senators’ votes to acquit Donald J. Trump for his role in inciting a white supremacist attack on the U.S. Capitol, that left five people dead. Founders of The Collective, Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James, released the following statement:

“Today, Donald Trump’s enablers and co-conspirators in the U.S. Senate have once again abdicated their duty and betrayed the American people by voting to uphold treason and domestic terrorism against our country instead of the rule of law. We will remember these 43 Republican senators whose disgraceful and cowardly actions today illuminate the need to elect leaders that value democracy, unity, diversity, and truth rather than those that cling to dangerous misinformation, misguided self interests, and a desire to maintain white supremacy. 

Make no mistake, the Republican Party’s dangerous decision to stand with a disgraced and deranged ex-president and the most vile, racist, and fringe parts of its base, will continue to cost them at the ballot box and ultimately will strip them from their positions of power. We strongly urge the Biden-Harris Administration to seek criminal charges against Donald Trump with the same fervor at which our collective will work to vote out these 43 unpatriotic senators when they’re up for reelection in 2022 and 2024.”


The Collective is a group of affiliated organizations working to create an America where Black people are equally represented at every level of government. Through our affiliated organizations — The Collective PAC, The Collective Super PAC, Collective Future, The Collective Education Fund, and The Southern Strategy — we are strategically focused on creating a truly equitable democracy where our nation’s local, state and federal governments have diverse and talented elected leadership and Black people are fully represented in positions of power to create the policies necessary to progress our communities forward.