Dive into the background of the nine impeachment managers Speaker Nancy Pelosi chose to present the case to the Senate in the second impeachment trial of former President Donald J. Trump next month, and a common thread emerges: deep experience in the law.
Representative Jamie Raskin of Maryland will serve as lead impeachment manager. A graduate of Harvard Law School and a former constitutional law professor at American University, he has become known among House Democrats as a go-to expert on constitutional law. Representative Diana DeGette of Colorado was a civil rights lawyer before she was elected to the House in 1996. Representative David Cicilline of Rhode Island was a public defender in the District of Columbia before he joined the House. Representative Joaquin Castro of Texas, a Harvard-educated lawyer, worked in private practice before his days in Congress.
Representative Eric Swalwell of California has helped review evidence against Mr. Trump during the first impeachment and will lean on his experience as a former prosecutor in his role as an impeachment manager. Representative Ted Lieu of California, who drafted the impeachment article along with Mr. Cicilline and Mr. Raskin, has a law degree from Georgetown University.
Delegate Stacey Plaskett of the Virgin Islands previously served as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx and as a political appointee to the Justice Department. Representative Joe Neguse of Colorado is a graduate of the University of Colorado Law School and served on the university’s Board of Regents. Representative Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania has a law degree from Widener University and had a private law practice before becoming a university professor and joining the House.
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