House Speaker Nancy Pelosi names impeachment managers, as republican opposition, to impeach President Trump crumbles.
"Tonight, I have the solemn privilege of naming the Managers of the impeachment trial of Donald Trump," Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN. "It is their constitutional and patriotic duty to present the case for the President's impeachment and removal. They will do so guided by their great love of country, determination to protect our democracy and loyalty to our oath to the Constitution. Our Managers will honour their duty to defend democracy For The People with great solemnity, prayerfulness and urgency."
Pelosi has named Congressman Jamie Raskin, to be the lead manager. Raskin serves as Chair of Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and the Judiciary Committee. Raskin, a former American University law professor, was a three-time state senator from Maryland.
Colorado Representative Diana DeGette Rhode Island Representative David Cicilline are among the nine managers who will oversee Trump's impeachment. DeGette, who is serving her thirteenth term in office, is on the Energy and Commerce Committee, where she serves as Chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Cicilline, who serves on the Foreign Affairs Committee among others, is serving his sixth term in Congress. Texas Representative Joaquin Castro who has served five terms in the Texas legislature and California Representative Eric Swalwell serves on House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as the Chair of the Intelligence Modernization and Readiness Subcommittee have also been named managers. Other managers are Democratic delegate from the Virgin Islands Stacey Plaskett, California Representative Ted Lieu Colorado Representative Joe Neguse and Pennsylvania Representative Madeleine Dean.
Trump will be tried for inciting insurrection and chaos that led to a mob attacking the Capitol Hill building.
The President has more people turning against him as the No 3 Republican leader of the House had said she would vote to impeach Trump. Representative Liz Cheney said there hasn't been a greater betrayal of Trump's oath to the Constitution and his office, even if it wasn't unexpected. Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney has been in disagreement with Trump and far-right Republicans, over issues like wearing a facemask and withdrawing troops from Syria.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told New York Times, he thinks Trump committed an impeachable act in inciting rioters who stomped the Capitol and is glad the Democrats are moving against him.
McConnell is among several other Republican leaders who feel that Trump, rather than focusing on bolstering Georgia's two sitting GOP senators spent the last weeks of their campaign rambling on about election fraud by Democrats.