by Daveda Gruber:
On Wednesday Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi presented the members of the House who will serve as House mangers and will be the prosecutors against President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial.
The trial is expected to begin early next week and Pelosi D-Calif., had a few things to say.
Pelosi said, “I am proud to present the managers who will bring the case which we have great confidence in impeaching the president for his removal. The emphasis is on litigators.”
House managers will be:
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.
Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo.
Val Demings, D-Fla.
Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas
Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.
Schiff will be the lead manager. He led much of the impeachment committee.
Nadler’s panel drafted the articles of impeachment.
Lofgren is no stranger to presidential impeachment proceedings, as a Judiciary Committee staffer, during former President Richard Nixon’s and former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment.
Pelosi tweeted this:
Today, I have the privilege of naming the Managers of the impeachment trial of the President. #DefendOurDemocracy pic.twitter.com/Y2613Ni3pC
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 15, 2020
Pelosi insisted that the charges against the president will be a stain on his legacy, and reiterating that an “impeachment that will last forever.”
Pelosi said, “This is a very serious matter and we take it to heart in a really solemn way. It’s about the Constitution, it’s about the republic if we can keep it and [senators] shouldn’t be frivolous with the Constitution of the United States even though the president of the United States has.”
She then added, “The president is not above the law. He will be held accountable. He already has been held accountable. He has been impeached and you can never erase that.”
Here is a video of the televised announcement:
Trump must have been watching because he came back with a tweet:
Here we go again, another Con Job by the Do Nothing Democrats. All of this work was supposed to be done by the House, not the Senate!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2020
Okay, I have a problems with the managers especially Schiff who is the lead manager. If the Senate, after going over all the articles of impeachment, decide to call witnesses, Schiff would be one of the witnesses that I’d like to hear from after all, he met the whistleblower, who we all know who he is, yes, it’s still Eric Ciaramella.
There are photos of Ciaramella with the Schiff family. Here is one:
Schiff is adamantly against calling Ciaramella as a witness and I’d like the American people to find out why.