Dean of Colorado’s Delegation Presides Over Historic Vote

UPDATE: And then there’s Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado Springs), the dope of the Colorado delegation:

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Rep. Diana DeGette (D).

The Denver Post’s Justin Wingerter:

When the speaker’s gavel bangs in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday morning to debate the impeachment of President Donald Trump, that gavel will be held by a Denver Democrat.

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette will preside over the House’s third impeachment debate and vote in American history, granting her a front-row seat to a chapter of that history. The Democrat-held House is expected to vote on two articles of impeachment Wednesday: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Rep. Diana DeGette’s statement on this solemn occasion:

I am honored that the speaker has asked me to serve as speaker pro tempore of the House and to preside over most of the impeachment debate. None of us came to Congress to impeach a president, but every one of us – when we assumed office – took an oath to uphold the constitution. This is a sad and somber moment in our nation’s history and the responsibility to preside over this important debate is something I will not take lightly.

It’s certainly not the first time in Rep. DeGette’s over two decades of service in Congress that she’s held the gavel, but presiding over the expected vote today to impeach President Donald Trump is an act that all by itself adds a bullet point to DeGette’s entry in the annals of American history. It’s an undeniable honor, and politically it’s good for DeGette in Colorado’s true-blue First Congressional District.

At the same time, nobody’s happy to be part of an impeachment process–or at least they shouldn’t be. However necessary this process may be, it’s not a cheerful one. The basis for these impeachment proceedings are actions committed by the President that have endangered our democratic process, and validated the worst fears of those who warned back in 2016–correctly–that Trump welcomed foreign manipulation of American elections on his behalf.

With that said, it’s always good to see one of our own making history.

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  1. JeffcoBlueJeffcoBlue says:

    Look out Guvs, there's got to be a few Crisanta diehards out there still. 🙂

  2. Negev says:

    With that said, it’s always good to see one of our own making history.

    DeGette already made history as #5 of the top 10 dumbest anti gun quotes made by a politician. Good to see her standing up for the Constitution now that it suits her needs. 

    • unnamed says:

      So, we are talking about a President trying to extort a foreign power into subverting the United States, and you show up to talk about guns and your sense of entitlement around them.  

      • spaceman65 says:

        Bless his heart, for he hath not read DC v. Heller.

        • Negev says:

          Bless your heart, for ye clearly hath not watched the video…..

          • spaceman65 says:

            And yet, you still haven't read DC v. Heller, which is, you know, actual law.

             

            • Negev says:

              Oh, the actual law that asserts the sorts of weapons protected are those "in common use"? (Yawn)Yeah never heard of it…..we did this in '13 where were you? 

              • spaceman65 says:

                Litigating constitutional cases.  And Heller was '08.  But thanks for playing

                • Negev says:

                  We had this debate in '13 after Sandy Hook. Degette seemed to think banning magazines was effective because once they were shot, they could not be reused. It's clear by your posts above you expect a working knowledge of an issue as a prerequisite to debate, so I can't help but think you would expect a legislator to know what they are banning before they ban it, right?

              • JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

                And being full of originalists, I'm sure the Supreme Court would endorse every household having a black powder musket, flintlock pistol, or Kentucky rifle.

                It baffles me to have the Court rule about weapons in "common use," when the firepower of a single individual today is the equivalent of a good sized military unit back then. Casualties at Las Vegas ["killed 58 people and wounded 413, with the ensuing panic bringing the injury total to 869"] would have put it among the top ten battles of the Revolutionary War counted by American casualties (coming in a bit ahead of Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775 with its casualty count of 411).

    • Genghis says:

      lol

      Welcome to 2019 America, where nothing says "expertise" like a YouTube vid from a dumbfuck gamer.

  3. Diogenesdemar says:

    “ . . . supposedly that’s a big no-no.”  

    Doug Lamborn (channeling his inner Moderatus)

    That’s probably as close as Lamborn will ever get to delivering the next Gettysburg Address . . .

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