LIVE: Pelosi holds presser after selecting impeachment managers for upcoming Senate trial

Trump Impeachment
Posted at 8:53 AM, Jan 15, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped nine of her most trusted allies in the House to argue the case for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.

The impeachment managers include the following representatives:

  • Jamie Raskin
  • Diana DeGette
  • David Cicilline
  • Joaquin Castro
  • Eric Swalwell
  • Ted Lieu
  • Stacey Plaskett
  • Madeleine Dean
  • Joe Neguse

All of the Democrats are lawyers and many of them have deep experience investigating the president.

DeGette of Colorado said plan to present a serious case and “finish the job” that the House started.

When Pelosi named the managers, she said it was their “constitutional and patriotic duty” to present the case for Trump’s impeachment and removal.

“It is their constitutional and patriotic duty to present the case for the President’s impeachment and removal,” wrote Pelosi. “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 honor their duty to defend democracy For The People with great solemnity, prayerfulness and urgency.”

The manages face the arduous task of convincing skeptical Senate Republicans to convict Trump.

A single article of impeachment for “incitement of insurrection” was approved by the House on Wednesday, one week after a violent mob of Trump supporters invaded the Capitol. Lawmakers were counting the votes that cemented Trump’s election defeat at the time.

Wednesday’s vote made Trump the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. Still, the case for conviction will be tough. An impeached president has never been convicted by the U.S. Senate.