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Maryland Democratic Party Statement on Opening of Impeachment Trial

Feb 09, 2021

MARYLAND Tuesday, February 9th, Maryland Democratic Party Chair Yvette Lewis released the following statement after Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-8), lead House Impeachment Manager, began the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump: 

“Congressman Jamie Raskin makes us proud — proud to be Marylanders, proud to be Democrats, and proud to be Americans. His heartfelt opening of the Senate impeachment trial showed that there is no Member of Congress better suited to defend our democracy and uphold the rule of law.

“As he said today ‘President Trump may not know a lot about the framers, but they certainly knew about him.’ Congressman Raskin’s deep knowledge of the Constitution and passion for our country stands in stark contrast to the lawless behavior of the past president — I’m confident that the case he presents will be irrefutable, and I hope justice will be served. 

“The strength Congressman Raskin displayed today was extraordinary, not only was he bearing the burden of an entire nation on his shoulders, but he was also carrying the immeasurable weight of losing a child. Through what has been a trying time for us all, his humanity has given us hope, and demonstrated the heart and steadfast courage of Maryland. We are all forever indebted to his service.”

You can watch his full remarks here