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Colorado U.S. Reps. Neguse, DeGette named impeachment managers
January 13, 2021
Two of Colorado’s seven U.S. representatives will serve as impeachment managers: Democrats Joe Neguse and Diana DeGette.
Impeachment managers will present the case in the Senate against President Donald Trump, if he is impeached this week in the House on one article of impeachment for “willfully inciting violence” with the mob that stormed the Capitol last week as Congress was prepared to count the electoral votes that gave Joe Biden the presidential victory. Five people died in connection with the breach of the Capitol.
Neguse, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said in a statement Tuesday night that he will vote “yes” to impeach Trump, and that “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.”
DeGette, who also plans to vote for impeachment, issued a statement saying she was honored to “help defend our Democracy during this critical moment in our nation’s history” and that Trump “should be removed from office immediately and I look forward to doing my part to ensure that happens as soon as possible.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement that the managers will perform their duties “guided by their great love of country, determination to protect our democracy and loyalty to our oath to the Constitution.”
There are seven other impeachment managers besides Neguse and DeGette, all Democrats: California Rep. Ted Lieu, Delegate Stacey Plaskett of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Pennsylvania’s Madeleine Dean, Maryland’s Jamie Raskin, California Rep. Eric Swalwell, David Cicilline of Rhode Island and Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro.
In 2020, the House impeached Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress; he was acquitted in the Senate. Colorado Democratic Rep. Jason Crow was an impeachment manager on that case.