Vail Rep. Neguse named impeachment manager for Trump trial
Neguse, who represents Vail, EagleVail and parts of Avon in Congress, is one of nine appointees
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi named impeachment managers Tuesday evening in the latest impeachment trial for President Donald Trump.
Rep. Joe Neguse, who represents Vail, EagleVail and parts of Avon in the U.S. House of Representatives, was appointed as one of nine impeachment managers. Congresswoman Diana DeGette, of Colorado’s 1st congressional district, was also appointed.
“It is their constitutional and patriotic duty to present the case for the President’s impeachment and removal,” Pelosi said in a statement. “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.”
Neguse, in a statement, described the events of Jan. 6, saying the U.S. Capitol was breached as he was giving a speech.
“Six days ago, I stood on the House floor to defend our Constitution, our republic and the will of the American people, by certifying the results of the 2020 election,” Neguse said. “Moments after I rose to address the chamber and oppose baseless objections to our certification process, the U.S. Capitol was breached, as armed insurrectionists stormed the building. Wednesday’s attack left multiple dead, injured countless police officers and left tremendous damage. This was an attack on our American government, on our democracy and a very present threat to the peaceful transfer of power.
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“It is profoundly clear this violent attack would not have happened without President Trump’s incitement. For weeks, he has perpetuated harmful misinformation about the integrity of election results, he summoned these insurrectionists to the Capitol grounds, he addressed them and directed them to march on the Capitol.
“The President has betrayed his oath of office, and he is no longer fit to serve. His removal is of the highest urgency. Impeachment is a solemn duty, and one I don’t take lightly. Yet, at our present moment, it is our only option.”
“When the House votes to impeach President Trump for inciting insurrection on our nation’s capital, I will vote yes. And it will be my humble honor to serve as an impeachment manager for the Senate trial and finish the work I began the morning of January 6th to defend our constitution.”
The impeachment managers are:
Congressman Jamie Raskin, (D-MD 8th District) Lead Manager: Congressman Jamie Raskin is a member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, where he serves as Chair of Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and on the Judiciary Committee, where he serves as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on the Constitution. He also serves on the Rules Committee and the Committee on House Administration, where he is Vice Chair. Prior to his time in Congress, Raskin was a three-term State Senator in Maryland and a professor of constitutional law at American University’s Washington College of Law for more than 25 years.
Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO 1st District): Congresswoman DeGette serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee as Chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. She is serving her thirteenth term in office. Before serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, DeGette was an attorney focusing on civil rights before being elected to serve two terms in the Colorado House, including one term as Assistant Minority Leader.
Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI 1st District): Congressman Cicilline is a member of the Judiciary Committee, where he serves as Chair of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law. He also serves on the Foreign Affairs Committee. He is serving his sixth term in Congress. Early in his career, Cicilline served as a public defender in the District of Columbia. Cicilline served two terms as mayor of Providence and four terms in the Rhode Island House of Representatives.
Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX 20th District): Congressman Castro serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and on the Foreign Affairs Committee, where he is also Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. He is serving his fifth term in Congress. Prior to his election to Congress, he served five terms in the Texas Legislature and served as a litigator in private practice.
Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA 15th District): Congressman Swalwell serves on House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, where he chairs the Intelligence Modernization and Readiness Subcommittee, and on the Judiciary Committee. He is a former prosecutor and is the son and brother of law enforcement officers. He is serving his fifth term in Congress.
Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA 33rd District): Congressman Lieu serves on the Judiciary Committee and the Committee on Foreign Affairs. He is a former active-duty officer in the U.S. Air Force who served as a prosecutor in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, and currently serves as a Colonel in the Reserves. He is serving his fourth term in Congress.
Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (Virgin Islands’ at-large Congressional District): Congresswoman Plaskett serves on the House Ways and Means Committee. Before she was elected to Congress, she served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office and as Senior Counsel at the Department of Justice. She is serving her fourth term in Congress.
Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO 1st District): Congressman Neguse is a member of the Judiciary Committee, where he serves as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law. Congressman Neguse also serves on the Natural Resources Committee and the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. Early in his career, Neguse was a litigator in private practice. He is serving his second term in Congress.
Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (D-PA 4th District): Congresswoman Dean is a member of the Judiciary Committee, where she serves on the Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. She is serving her second term in Congress, before which she served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for four terms and was a lawyer in private practice.