PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Congresswoman Madeleine Dean, of Pennsylvania, is one of nine impeachment managers who will serve as the prosecution team in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Dean represents Montgomery and Berks Counties.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made the announcement last month when Dean sent a statement to CBS.READ MORE: 'A Game Changer': CDC Recommends Johnson & Johnson's 1-Dose COVID Vaccine, Paving Way For Distribution To Begin
“Never would I have thought that I would be sitting on the House floor when domestic terrorists surrounded the chambers — motivated and infected by dangerous lies — seeking to assassinate a Speaker, hang a Vice President, and hunt down members of Congress, staff, and reporters,” Dean said in a statement to CBS3. “I am honored to serve as an impeachment manager among my esteemed colleagues — it is for the sake of our country, not the hate of one man or anyone, but for the love of our country and constitution. The case is clear: it is our solemn duty to impeach Donald J. Trump. This tragedy must have consequences.”
Dean was a lawyer before going into politics.
Other impeachment managers include Lead Manager Congressman Jamie Raskin, Congresswoman Diana DeGette, Congressman David Cicilline, Congressman Joaquin Castro, Congressman Eric Swalwell, Congressman Ted Lieu, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, and Congressman Joe Neguse.
Meanwhile, Republican Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey was one of six Senate Republicans to join Democrats to proceed with Trump’s second impeachment trial. The Senate voted mostly along party lines 56-44.
Toomey was joined by Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Mitt Romney of Utah.READ MORE: Irv Cross, Former Eagles Star DB And Pioneer Black Analyst, Dies At 81
Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives for “incitement of insurrection” for his actions leading up to last month’s deadly U.S. Capitol riot.
On Sunday, Toomey told CNN it’s “very unlikely” the Senate votes to convict Trump.
“You did have 45 Republican senators vote to suggest that they didn’t think it was appropriate to conduct a trial, so you can infer how likely it is that those folks will vote to convict,” Toomey told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State on Union.”
The senator, who has said he is not going to run for reelection after his term ends in 2022, was one of five Republicans who joined Democrats in tabling an effort to force a vote on the constitutionality of the trial last month. He told Tapper that he stands by his previous remark that Trump “committed impeachable offenses.”
“I think it is constitutional. I think it’s clearly constitutional to conduct a Senate trial with respect to an impeachment. In this case, the impeachment occurred prior to the President leaving office,” Toomey said. “I stand by everything I’ve said, Jake. I still think the best outcome would have been for the President to resign. Obviously, he chose not to do that.”
He added that as a juror in the impeachment trial, “I’m going to listen to the arguments on both sides and make the decision that I think is right.”MORE NEWS: COVID In Philadelphia: City Easing More Restrictions Monday On Road To Recovery
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