Showing posts with label impeachment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label impeachment. Show all posts

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Val Demings and Hakeem Jeffries selected as House impeachment managers

Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi selected a very diverse group of House impeachment managers which includes two African Americans.

The two are Rep. Val Demings (D-FL 10th District) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY 8th District).

Demings is a retired law enforcement officer with 27 years on the force who served as Chief of the Orlando Police Department.

She sits on the following House committees:

Committee on Homeland Security

Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security

Committee on the Judiciary

Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations (Vice Chair)

Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Subcommittee on Defense Intelligence and Warfighter Support

Subcommittee on Intelligence Modernization and Readines

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries served as a clerk for Judge Harold Baer, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He then worked in the litigation department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison before becoming an assistant litigator for Viacom and CBS. During Jeffries' time at Paul, Weiss he also served as director of intergovernmental affairs for the New York State Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors and as the president of Black Attorneys for Progress.

He is currently the Democratic Caucus Chair which is the fourth position in House leadership and heads organization of all Democratic Party members in the House.

Jeffries sits on the following Committees:

State House Committee on Banks

State House Committee on Codes

State House Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions

State House Committee on Correction

State House Committee on Housing

State House Committee on Judiciary

State House Subcommittee on Banking in Underserved Communities

State House Subcommittee on Mitchell-Lama

State House Subcommittee on Transitional Services

State House Subcommittee on Trust and Estates

Besides Demings and Jeffries the managers are:

Rep. Jerrold Nadler

Rep. Adam Schiff

Rep. Zoe Lofgren

Rep. Jason Crow

Sylvia Garcia

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Cory Booker statement on impeachment of President Trump

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) released the following statement after the House approved two articles of impeachment against President Trump:

Today is a sad & sobering moment for the country. After embarking on a path for facts & the truth, the House has presented us with evidence that the President abused his power for personal gain, compromised our national security & obstructed the investigation into his misconduct.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries on impeachment: No one is above the law

Rep Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY 8th District) who is the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus spoke before the House voted on a impeachment inquiry resolution. Jeffries let it be known that no one including the President of the United States is above the law.

Watch his speech below:

Sen. Tim Scott is taking the issue of impeachment seriously

Senate Republicans are taking the House impeachment proceedings against President Trump more seriously as damaging revelations against the president mount and the possibility of a quick dismissal of the charges shrinks.

Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.) was the latest GOP senator to express concerns Wednesday even though he argued that the House has yet to provide any evidence that would support actually removing Trump from office.

Asked Wednesday if he had any concerns at all in light of recent reports on Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine, Scott said, “There’s lot of things that concern me.”

But he added, “That’s not the question.”

“The question on the table is impeachment and that’s the question we should get an answer to, and the answer so far is ‘For what would we impeach the president?’ And the answer is ‘I don’t see anything for that,’ ” he said.

At the same time, Scott acknowledged there is pressure on Senate Republicans to take any impeachment articles seriously.

“Everybody wants us to do the right thing. In order to do the right thing, we want to see all that there is,” Scott told reporters, explaining that he’s not ready to dismiss the House charges out of hand.