Sunday, January 24, 2021

The Impeachment Managers Who Will Argue Case Against Trump

Nine Members of Congress, appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA, 12th District), will Deliver the Article of Impeachment against Trump to the Senate. These Members, known as the Impeachment Managers, will Prosecute the Case against Trump in the Senate.

None of the Impeachment Managers for this Trial argued the Case in Trump's First Impeachment Trial.

The Impeachment Managers will Testify that Trump Incited the Riot on January 6th to Block the Certification of the Electoral College Results.

Jamie Raskin, Lead Manager - Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD, 8th District), a key member of the House Judiciary Committee and Rules Committee, drafted the Article of Impeachment for "incitement of insurrection" along with two other managers while sheltering in place during the riot on January 6th. Recently, the Maryland Democrat put forth a bill on the House floor urging the former Vice President Mike Pence to activate the 25th amendment. Raskin, whose 25-year-old son died at the end of 2020, said he decided to take a leadership role in this impeachment trial because "I'm not going to lose my son at the end of 2020 and my country and my republic in 2021." Prior to his time in Congress, Raskin served as a Maryland state senator and a professor of constitutional law at American University Washington College of Law.

Diana DeGette - Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO, 1st District) has been a member of Congress for 13 years. This will be her second time involved in an impeachment, since she presided over Mr. Trump's first impeachment debate in the House. In an interview with CBS Denver, DeGette said "we need to bring this to closure, we need to convict him and make sure he can never run for office again." Before serving in Congress, DeGette was a civil rights attorney and served two terms in the Colorado House.

David Cicilline - Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI, 1st District), a Rhode Island Democrat, is adjusting his focus from taking on big tech to taking on Mr. Trump as an impeachment manager. He was one of three impeachment managers who drafted the article of impeachment while a mob stormed the Capitol. "The President is a clear and present danger to our republic. We will hold him accountable," Cicilline said in a statement. He is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and serves as chair of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law. Before serving in Congress, Cicilline was a public defender in the District of Columbia and held several Rhode Island state government positions.

Joaquin Castro - Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX, 20th District), has been one of the most vocal critics of Mr. Trump, will help prosecute the case against the former president during the Senate trial. Castro said during the recent House impeachment debate, "Donald Trump is the most dangerous man to ever occupy the Oval Office." He asked Republicans, "What do you think they [rioters] would have done if they had gotten in? What do you think they would have done to you? Who do you think sent them here?" Castro sits on the House Intelligence Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee. He led the Hispanic Caucus during the last Congress and opposed Mr. Trump's immigration policies. Before his time in Congress, he served in the Texas Legislature and as a lawyer in private practice. Castro is a graduate from Harvard Law School.

Eric Swalwell - Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA, 15th District), another strong critic of Mr. Trump during his presidency, will use his prosecutor background to present the case against the former president to the Senate. He was heavily involved in the first impeachment trial since he sits on the House Intelligence Committee. "I vow to work collaboratively with the impeachment managers team to make a case to the Senate for conviction and removal," Swalwell said in a statement.

Ted Lieu - Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA, 33rd District), was elected in 2014, led the effort to draft and sponsor the article of impeachment with Raskin and Cicilline. "The best way to heal and unify our nation is to hold accountable those who attacked the capitol and those who incited that attack. That begins at the very top starting with Donald Trump," Lieu told CBS News' Nancy Cordes last week. He serves on the House Judiciary and Foreign Affairs Committee. Prior to his time in Congress, Lieu joined the Air Force part of the Judge Advocate General's Corps and is still a member of the Air Force Reserve. He also held several California state government roles during his career.

Stacey Plaskett - Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-VI, At-Large) will bring her legal background and experience to her role as an impeachment manager in the upcoming trial. She did not have the ability to cast a vote for impeachment. Now, she will have her chance to argue the case against the former president to the Senate. In a statement about her role as impeachment manager, Plaskett said, "Donald J. Trump has been and continues to be a clear and present danger to our republic, to our constitution, and to the people of this nation. I will do my duty and defend our blessed country." She serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and previously was an attorney in the Bronx and counsel at the Department of Justice.

Madeleine Dean - Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (D-PA, 4th District), is a member of the Judiciary Committee and will bring her extensive law and ethics background to her role as an impeachment manager. "Removing Donald Trump is the beginning of restoring decency and democracy," Dean said during the House impeachment debate. Dean was first elected in 2018 when Democrats won back the House majority.

Joe Neguse - Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO, 2nd District), is 36, and a rising star in the Democratic caucus and serves on the House Judiciary Committee. Previously, he served as a litigator in private law practice. Neguse is the first African-American to represent Colorado and will bring his law background to his role as impeachment manager. "We have a solemn task to perform. And we will rise to the occasion," Neguse said about his new role as an impeachment manager.

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