Quick Facts On House Impeachment Managers

Quick Facts On House Impeachment Managers

Nancy Pelosi has officially selected House impeachment managers as the articles are transmitted to the Senate. If she was trying to project fairness and impartiality with this lineup, then she failed miserably. Take Rep. Zoe Lofgren for example. Lofgren was also in Congress during Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment, where she vigorously denounced the effort to […]

January 15, 2020
Quick Facts On House Impeachment Managers

Nancy Pelosi has officially selected House impeachment managers as the articles are transmitted to the Senate. If she was trying to project fairness and impartiality with this lineup, then she failed miserably.

Take Rep. Zoe Lofgren for example. Lofgren was also in Congress during Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment, where she vigorously denounced the effort to “undo the free election that expressed the will of the American people.”

Rep. Lofgren: “This is unfair to the American people. By these actions you would undo the free election that expressed the will of the American people in 1996. In so doing, you will damage the faith the American people have in this institution and in the American Democracy.”

Being unfair to the American people and damaging their faith in Democracy is apparently no longer a concern.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff was appointed as the “lead” impeachment manager, and House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler was also included on the roster. Both of them are on the record rejecting the idea of a partisan impeachment effort – which is exactly what they conducted in their committees:

Adam Schiff“If the evidence isn’t sufficient to win bipartisan support for this, putting the country through a failed impeachment isn’t a good idea.”
 
Jerry Nadler on Pelosi“She laid down a number of conditions — it has got to be bipartisan, the evidence has to be overwhelming — which is what I’ve been saying.”

Bottom line: Nancy Pelosi’s House impeachment managers perfectly reflect the unfair, hyperpartisan process that was pushed through despite bipartisan opposition.