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    Appearing on ABC’s The View on Monday, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) discussed the future of former President Donald Trump, claiming that he remains a “threat to the American public” and is likely to “destroy the Republican Party” due to “his authoritarianism and his determination to remain a cult leader.” After noting the former president’s recent attacks on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as well as his threats “to support primary challenges to non-MAGA conservatives,” The View co-host Meghan McCain asked Rep. Raskin about previous statements of his that had seemingly downplayed any future political role for Donald Trump. .@RepRaskin to @TheView: “[Trump] remains a very clear and viable threat to the American republic, and obviously to the Republican party. He is likely to destroy the Republican party because of his authoritarianism and his determination to remain a cult leader.” pic.twitter.com/OiABDubMQd — The View (@TheView) February 22, 2021 “You’ve said that...
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is going vegetarian for Lent to honor the memory of Rep. Jamie Raskin's late son, Tommy.  The New York Congresswoman revealed her plans to abstain from meat for 40 days in a Twitter post penned on Ash Wednesday - the start of the Christian observance.  Raskin's son, Tommy, 25, was an outspoken vegan and animal rights activist who took his own life on New Year's Eve following a battle with depression.  Ocasio-Cortez - who was raised Catholic -tweeted that she was hoping some of her 12.4 million followers would join her in adopting a vegetarian diet for the Lenten season.  'Ok everyone, I need help! A few weeks ago I told @RepRaskin that this year I wanted to adopt a vegetarian diet for Lent in memory of his son Tommy,' she wrote.  'He said, "Well you'd have to do it the way Tommy would, which means bring people...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has gone vegetarian for Lent this year in honor of Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin’s late son Tommy. “A few weeks ago I told Rep. Raskin that this year I wanted to adopt a vegetarian diet for Lent in memory of his son Tommy,” AOC tweeted Wednesday. READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Slick Conditions A Concern Friday, Defer Travel If You Can Ocasio-Cortez said Raskin told her, “Well you’d have to do it the way Tommy would, which means bring people along with you!” Ok everyone, I need help! A few weeks ago I told @RepRaskin that this year I wanted to adopt a vegetarian diet for Lent in memory of his son Tommy. Jamie said, “Well you’d have to do it the way Tommy would, which means bring people along with you!” ☺️ So, I have 3 requests: — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 18, 2021...
    A little nothing, and you may have heard it before (I had not), but in reading through some of the Rep. Jamie Raskin profiles published in recent days, I stumbled on this gem in a brief New Yorker profile of Raskin by the excellent Bill McKibben: Before this week, [Rankin’s] most famous public remark came in 2006, when, during a debate about gay rights, he reminded a Republican state senator that “when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You did not place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible.”
    Lead House impeachment manager Jamie Raskin responded on Meet the Press Sunday to criticisms facing Democrats over how the Donald Trump impeachment trial came to an end without calling witnesses. Chuck Todd asked about the initial call for witnesses after a stunning new CNN report confirmed by Republican Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler about Trump’s call with Kevin McCarthy during the riots. “Her story was known for weeks. Why did you not try to contact her until the last couple of days?” Todd asked. Raskin said they reached out to her after her statement, and touted how they won the vote on witnesses before that ultimately fell through. “We could have had 1,000 witnesses, but that could not have overcome the kinds of silly arguments that people like McConnell and Capito were hanging their hats on. They’re trying to have it both ways,” he said. Todd asked if they would’ve gotten...
    Democratic Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin said Sunday that he believed President Donald Trump’s second impeachment was a “dramatic success” despite ending in acquittal. Raskin, who served as the lead House Impeachment Manager, told NBC’s Chuck Todd that he felt the trial had been a success because it was the most bipartisan impeachment in history. WATCH: Todd began the interview by asking Raskin whether he viewed the trial as a success or a failure. “You got seven Republicans to convict,” he said. “Well, I think it was a dramatic success in historical terms,” Raskin replied, arguing that it was the largest conviction in an impeachment trial. “It was by far the most bipartisan majority that’s ever assembled in the Senate to convict a president, which has traditionally been a kind of partisan thing in American history.” Noting that seven Senate Republicans voted to convict — and 10 House Republicans...
    Rep. Jamie RaskinJamin (Jamie) Ben RaskinPelosi rules out censure after Trump acquittal Raskin defends no witnesses deal: 'I made the call' Liberals howl after Democrats cave on witnesses MORE (D-Md.), who served as the lead impeachment manager in former President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden on Trump acquittal: 'Substance of the charge is not in dispute' North Carolina GOP condemns Burr for impeachment vote against Trump Toomey on Trump vote: 'His betrayal of the Constitution' required conviction MORE’s second impeachment trial, said Sunday that Democrats had “no regrets at all” despite Trump’s acquittal. NBC’s Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddGOP senator compares Trump impeachment proceedings to Soviet 'show trial' Schiff knocks McCarthy: 'He has no values' Kinzinger launching PAC to challenge GOP's embrace of Trump MORE asked if, in hindsight, Raskin believed Democrats could have secured more Republican votes by adding a dereliction-of-duty article. “[W]e have no regrets at all. We left it totally out...
    Congressman Jamie Raskin, the lead House impeachment manager, defended the Donald Trump impeachment trial as a “dramatic success in historical terms” a day after the former president’s acquittal. On Meet the Press, Chuck Todd noted that while seven Republicans voted to convict and even Mitch McConnell excoriated the former president, he and the majority of other Republicans voted to acquit Trump. Only 57 senators voted to convict Trump, not enough for the two-thirds vote required. “So do you feel like this was a success?” Todd asked. “Or do you feel like because you failed to convict that you can’t look at it any other way than a failure?” Raskin said it was a “dramatic success in historical terms” and noted how it was “the largest impeachment conviction vote in U.S. history, by far the most bipartisan majority that’s ever assembled in the Senate to convict.” “Unfortunately it didn’t reach the...
    Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie RaskinJamin (Jamie) Ben RaskinTrump lawyers center defense around attacks on Democrats Democrats dismiss claims they misrepresented evidence during impeachment trial Democrats warn of 'whataboutism' ahead of Trump defense MORE (D-Md.) on Saturday invoked his late son, Thomas, in his closing arguments. As he was concluding his arguments during former President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol Police issues no confidence vote in leaders Graham's post-election call with Georgia's Secretary of State will be investigated: report Trump told McCarthy that rioters 'more upset about the election than you are': report MORE's impeachment trial, Raskin detailed a conversation he had with his daughter, Hannah, about a man who said goodbye to his children before attending the events of Jan. 6. Raskin said that his daughter was able to see beyond the politics or legality of the situation, and saw the humanity of it. "Hannah saw through the legality of the situation,...
    Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) is dead wrong when he says that former President Donald Trump can be impeached for political speech that is protected by the First Amendment, and it speaks volumes about this unconstitutional sham of a Senate impeachment trial. The Democrat House impeachment managers concluded their arguments regarding the former president on Thursday. Knowing the main points the Trump team’s arguments are about to make to the Senate, lead manager Raskin included in his remarks that even if Trump’s words on January 6 were protected by the First Amendment, he can still be impeached and convicted for them.  This is an outrage that would have been unthinkable just a few short years ago. I have already opined on why trying the impeachment of a former president is unconstitutional and what advice I would give Trump.  But Raskin took this sham to a new low of unconstitutionality when he...
    More On: Trump impeachment hearings Mitt Romney praises Capitol cop for ushering him to safety during riot Wyoming GOP censures Liz Cheney over Trump impeachment vote Big Tech’s war on indie news and other commentary Letters to the editor — Jan. 28, 2021 Former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial defense began Friday with a video montage repudiation of alleged hypocrisy from congressional Democrats. Trump lawyer Michael van der Veen played clips of House Democrats — including lead impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) — objecting in 2016 to certification of Trump’s electors. “The entire Democratic Party and national news media spent the last four years repeating without any evidence that the 2016 election had been hacked — and falsely and absurdly claimed the president of the United States was a Russian spy,” van der Veen said. The defense attorney said that Trump was not guilty of inciting the mob...
    (CNN)House impeachment managers on Thursday concluded their case against Donald Trump, urging senators to convict the former President for inciting the insurrectionists that attacked the US Capitol on January 6, with lead manager Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, delivering the team's closing argument.Read his remarks below:Mr. President, Members of the Senate, first of all, thank you for your close attention and seriousness of purpose that you've demonstrated over the last few days. Thank you also for your courtesy to the House Managers as we have come over here, strangers in a strange land, to make our case before this distinguished and august body.We are about to close, and I am proud that our Managers have been so disciplined and so focused. I think we are closing somewhere between five and six hours under the time you have allotted to us but we think we've been able to tell you everything...
    UNEARTHED tweets and video show impeachment managers in the trial against Donald Trump using the words "fight like hell" to speak to their supporters. The phrase plays a key role in Trump's second impeachment trial, as Democrats say the former president used similar language to incite the January 6 attack on the Capitol. 5Rep Raskin used the phrase 'fight like hell' in a September 2020 tweetCredit: AP:Associated Press 5Rep Swalwell used the phrase during a 2019 interview with CNNCredit: AP:Associated Press Pro-Trump PAC Save America unearthed a video of California Rep Eric Swalwell and old tweets from Maryland Rep Jamie Raskin using the same language Trump used in his speech before the deadly riot. Both Swalwell and Raskin spoke on the second day of Trump's impeachment trial on Wednesday. Raskin's unearthed tweets were from September 2020, after the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "The GOP rush to...
    More On: Trump impeachment trial New Capitol footage shows how close rioters got to officials, Pence evacuation GOP senator rebuked by state party over impeachment trial vote Trump lawyer Bruce Castor defends performance at impeachment trial Trump impeachment trial lawyer cancels Sabbath break request Republicans on Wednesday dug up past instances of Democratic House impeachment managers and President Biden using the words “fight” or “fight like hell” — one of the key allegations against former President Donald Trump at his Senate trial. The Save America PAC’s “Trump War Room” tweeted a “FLASHBACK” screenshot of lead House manager Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) invoking the notion of combat to block Republican efforts to swiftly replace the late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg following her death in September. “The GOP rush to replace Justice Ginsburg is all about destroying the Affordable Care Act, women’s health care and reproductive freedom, and the...
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a warning to Republican senators who would not vote to convict former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial.  “If Senate Republicans fail to convict Donald Trump, it won’t be because the facts were with him or his lawyers mounted a competent defense,” Clinton wrote in a tweet on Wednesday. “It will be because the jury includes his co-conspirators.” (RELATED: Joy Behar Insists That Melania Must Either Be A ‘Co-Conspirator’ Or Terrified Of Trump) If Senate Republicans fail to convict Donald Trump, it won’t be because the facts were with him or his lawyers mounted a competent defense. It will be because the jury includes his co-conspirators. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 10, 2021 Clinton later retweeted a copy of the video presented by lead House impeachment manager Democrat Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin.  “As Rep. Jamie Raskin said of Donald Trump...
    Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sent a warning to Republican senators ahead of the first day of arguments in the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump concluding that they — the jurors — will prove that they are “his co-conspirators” if they do not ultimately side with Democrats and convict him. “If Senate Republicans fail to convict Donald Trump, it won’t be because the facts were with him or his lawyers mounted a competent defense,” Clinton said on Wednesday. “It will be because the jury includes his co-conspirators”: If Senate Republicans fail to convict Donald Trump, it wont be because the facts were with him or his lawyers mounted a competent defense. It will be because the jury includes his co-conspirators. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 10, 2021 Clinton also retweeted a video of the deceptively edited video presented by lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin...
    Getty Rep. Jamie Raskin and wife Sarah Bloom Raskin. Sarah Bloom Raskin is a lawyer and civil servant married to Representative Jamie Raskin, who is serving as the lead impeachment manager in the Senate trial against former President Donald Trump. Bloom and Raskin have been married for more than 30 years and raised three children. Here’s what you need to know: 1. Raskin Was the First Woman to Serve as Deputy Treasury Secretary During the Obama Administration Getty US Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Sarah Bloom Raskin attends the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Beijing on October 22, 2014. Raskin made history in March 2014 when the Senate confirmed her as the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Department. She was the first woman confirmed to the role and at the time, the highest-ranking woman in the department’s history, as the New York Times...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressman’s voice cracked and he paused to drink from a bottle of water as he told of apologizing to his daughter for bringing her to the U.S. Capitol on the day a deadly mob overran it. But it was recalling what she said to him next, after he assured her nothing like that would happen again, that made Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin break down. “She said, ’Dad, I don’t want to come back to the Capitol,’” Raskin said softly, squeezing his nose and shaking his head to clear away tears. “Of all the terrible, brutal things I saw and I heard on that day and since then, that one hit me the hardest.” Raskin, 58, a former constitutional law professor, is leading the impeachment prosecution in the Senate of former President Donald Trump, who is charged with inciting last month’s siege of the Capitol to...
    By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressman’s voice cracked and he paused to drink from a bottle of water as he told of apologizing to his daughter for bringing her to the U.S. Capitol on the day a deadly mob overran it. But it was recalling what she said to him next, after he assured her nothing like that would happen again, that made Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin break down. “She said, ’Dad, I don’t want to come back to the Capitol,'” Raskin said softly, squeezing his nose and shaking his head to clear away tears. “Of all the terrible, brutal things I saw and I heard on that day and since then, that one hit me the hardest." Raskin, 58, a former constitutional law professor, is leading the impeachment prosecution in the Senate of former President Donald Trump, who is charged with inciting last month's...
    Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) was seemingly emotional — appearing to almost cry — while he recalled being with his youngest daughter Tabitha at the Capitol on January 6 as he presented arguments supporting the Democrat-led push to impeach former President Donald Trump on Tuesday. Raskin, the lead impeachment manager, noted the recent death of his son, Tommy, during his remarks in the Senate impeachment trial of Trump. Raskin’s son took his own life on December 31 at the age of 25. The Maryland Democrat recalled his two daughters, Hannah and Tabitha, being with him in the Capitol during what he described as an “insurrection” and “coup”: My youngest daughter Tabitha was there with me on Wednesday, January 6. It was the day after we buried her brother, our son, Tommy. The saddest day of our lives.  Also, there was my son-in-law Hank, who is married to our oldest daughter, Hannah,...
    CONGRESSMAN Jamie Raskin was chosen to serve as the lead impeachment manager in former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial. Raskin, who along with other Democrats introduced the article of impeachment against Trump takes on the role just months after his son died. 4Jamie Raskin is the representative forCredit: Getty Images - Getty Who is congressman Jamie Raskin? Jamie Raskin, 58, is an American lawyer and politician who is the U.S. Representative from Maryland's 8th congressional district since 2017. He is a Democrat, and was a member of the Maryland State Senate from 2007 to 2016. Prior to his election to Congress, he was a constitutional law professor at American University Washington College of Law, where he co-founded and directed the LL.M. program on Law and Government and co-founded the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy project. What role will Raskin play in former President Trump's impeachment? Raskin will "serve as...
    Savannah Rychcik February 9, 2021 0 Comments Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) became emotional during former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial while recounting his experience during the riots at the U.S. Capitol. He recalled hearing “pounding on the door like a battering ram” and remembered it as “the most haunting sound” he has ever heard. Raskin reflected on the moment he apologized to his daughter and told her it would not be the same when she returned to the Capitol. “I told her how sorry I was and I promised her that it would not be like this again the next time she came back to the Capitol with me,” he said. Raskin turned emotional and continued, “You know what she said, she said, ‘Dad, I don’t want to come back to the Capitol.’ Of all the terrible brutal things I saw and I heard on that day, and...
    Maryland Democratic Rep. and lead impeachment manager Jamie Raskin broke down in tears on the Senate floor while giving his Feb. 9 impeachment presentation. Raskin, who was named lead impeachment manager by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, mourned the loss of his son during his closing speech. Tommy Raskin died in late December 2020. His funeral was on Jan. 5, the day before the Electoral certification and Capitol riot, Raskin said. Raskin explained that his youngest daughter and his son-in-law were in attendance to support him during the Electoral College certification. “They heard that President Trump was calling on his followers to come to Washington to protest, and they asked me directly, ‘Would it be safe?’ And I told them, ‘Of course it should be safe. This is the Capitol.'” More than 200 people have been arrested for their participation in the Capitol Riot. Five people died as a result...
    (CNN)Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin on Tuesday delivered a tearful account of his experience during last month's US Capitol insurrection, charging that the deadly episode "cannot be the future of America."Addressing lawmakers during former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial, Raskin explained that his younger daughter, Tabitha, and son-in-law, Hank -- the husband of Raskin's oldest daughter -- had accompanied him to Capitol Hill to witness the counting of electoral votes on January 6.Just a day earlier, Raskin's family had buried his 25-year-old son, Tommy. Raskin recalled that Tabitha and Hank had asked him if it would be safe, and he said he had told them, "Of course it should be safe; this is the Capitol." The Maryland Democrat then choked up as he talked being separated from the pair as the pro-Trump mob breached the Capitol complex and spurred hours of chaos. "I couldn't get out there...
    Starmax/Newscom/Zuma Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.In a heartbreaking moment in Trump’s second impeachment trial, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), the lead House impeachment manager,  detailed his family’s harrowing experience at the Capitol on January 6, one day after he’d buried his 25-year-old son. Raskin’s youngest daughter and his son-in-law accompanied him to the Capitol for the tallying of electoral votes: “They wanted to be together with me in the middle of a devastating week for our family,” he said. “I invited them instead to come with me to witness this historic event, the peaceful transfer of power in America.” But instead of witnessing a routine and peaceful democratic process, the family encountered sheer terror. “Here is a sound I will never forget,” Raskin said, “the sound of pounding on the door...
    Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin appeared to tear up while delivering an argument on the Senate as he recounted his personal experience during the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol building and his daughter's reaction to the attack. The day before the Capitol attack, the Democratic Maryland representative buried his 25-year-old son Tommy, who died by suicide on New Year's Eve, as Raskin and his wife revealed in a long blog post about their son's life and depression. On Jan. 6, Raskin brought to the Capitol with him his 24-year-old daughter Tabitha, who is an algebra teacher, and his son-in-law Hank, who is married to his other daughter Hannah — "Who I consider a son too, even though he eloped with my daughter and didn't tell us what they were going to do because it was in the middle of COVID-19," Raskin said. "The...
    WASHINGTON (WJZ) — As lead impeachment manager in former President Trump’s impeachment trial, Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, who represents the 8th District, got personal in his closing arguments about the stakes on whether Trump should be held to account for “inciting insurrection against us.” He cited all the people the trial is personal to, including his own family- who were at the Capitol on January 6. His youngest daughter, Tabitha, along with his son-in-law, Hank, were both there- a day after they buried the congressman’s late son Tommy Raskin. RELATED: Maryland Weather: Multi-Day Snowfall To Impact State Starting Wednesday He said they came because they wanted to be with him in the middle of a “devastating week” for their family. He said they had told him that they had heard President Trump was calling on his followers to come to Washington to protest, and that they asked him whether it would...
    Congressman Jamie Raskin (D- MD) got emotional on Tuesday as he delivered closing remarks for the start of the Donald Trump impeachment trial. The Capitol riots took place on January 6th, one day after Raskin buried his son Tommy. He told senators that his daughter and son-in-law were with him at the Capitol, Raskin explained, “because they wanted to be together with me in the middle of a devastating week for our family.” Raskin said they asked him if it would be safe, citing Trump’s calls for his supporters to gather in DC, and he said he responded to them, “Of course it should be safe, it’s the Capitol.” On January 6th, when they were at the Capitol, Raskin said by the time they learned about what was going on, they were in an office and “I couldn’t get out there to be with them.” “All around me people were...
    Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), who will conduct the first-ever trial of a president who is no longer in office, initially called for national “healing” in January, after the Capitol riot that is the subject of the accusations. “Let us stop pouring salt in the wounds of America for no reason at all. Let us start healing our beloved land and our wonderful people,” Raskin said in the early hours of January 7, as the House affirmed the Electoral College vote. Days before, on New Year’s Eve, Raskin had lost his 25-year-old son, Tommy, to suicide, the result of a lengthy battle with depression. He received a standing ovation in the House after he spoke, and condolences from members of both parties. Despite his call to avoid pointless political fights, however, Raskin now leads a trial that Republicans have dismissed as a political stunt, and that conservative...
    Ever since Democrats began talking of impeaching Donald Trump for the second time, Republicans in the Senate have been sweating the idea of having to actually confront witnesses. In the first trial, where Mitch McConnell had control over everything that happened, Republicans were happy to just vote away the possibility of any witnesses being called. In this second round, they don’t have that option. So instead their only play has been making threats. If Democrats call a single witness, the Republicans will call the FBI to testify about how the insurgency was planned in advance. If Democrats call a single witness, Republicans will something something Kamala Harris. There are a number of reasons why these threats are laughable. First, calling the FBI to talk about the pre-planning that went into the assault on the Capitol would only reinforce how Trump radicalized his base. Second, Republicans don’t get to call anyone—it’s...
    The House impeachment managers on Thursday formally requested that former President TrumpDonald Trump Pelosi pushing Newsom to pick Schiff for next California AG: report Palm Beach town attorney says Trump should be able to live at Mar-a-Lago Trump helipad at Mar-a-Lago to soon be demolished MORE testify under oath in his Senate impeachment trial that kicks off next week. Rep. Jamie RaskinJamin (Jamie) Ben RaskinImpeachment managers say Trump conduct demands conviction House formally sends impeachment to Senate, putting Trump on trial for Capitol riot Inauguration parties lose the glitz and glamour in 2021 MORE (D-Md.), the Democrats’ lead impeachment manager, sent a letter to Trump and his attorneys after Trump’s legal team filed a response denying what Raskin called “incontrovertible facts” about the former president's role in the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. “Two days ago, you filed an Answer in which you denied many factual allegations set...
    (CNN)Rep. Jamie Raskin, the lead impeachment manager, told House Democrats on Wednesday that former President Donald Trump's legal filing responding to the House's impeachment amounted to "absurd constitutional arguments being offered by the President," according to a source on the call.The Maryland Democrat's comments on a caucus call Wednesday offered a preview of how the House impeachment managers plan to poke holes in the former president's defense during next week's trial, while they also make their case that Trump was responsible for inciting the deadly riot at the Capitol on January 6.Both the House impeachment managers and Trump's legal team submitted pretrial legal briefs on Tuesday ahead of the trial that begins on February 9. Both sides are expected to submit one more round of pretrial briefs on Monday before the trial begins the following day.Trump's lawyers argued Tuesday that it was unconstitutional for the Senate to hold an impeachment...
    Jamie Raskin, the lawmaker leading the team of impeachment managers, said Sunday that there was an 'assassination party' looking for Nancy Pelosi and threatening to 'hang' Mike Pence as Democrats attempt to prove there were 'capture and kill' teams involved in the Capitol storming. 'I want people to focus on the solemnity and the gravity of these events,' Raskin told CNN's 'State of the Union' on Sunday when describing the events of the January 6 Capitol storming. 'Five Americans are dead because a violent mob was encouraged, exhorted and incited by the President of the United State of America, which broke into the Congress of the United States, into the Capitol and came within a hair's breadth of hanging Vice President Pence. The words are still ringing in the ears of the members, 'Hang Mike Pence. Hang Mike Pence.' They built a gallows outside of the Capitol of the United...
    Rep. Jamie Raskin said on CNN that an “assassination party” was “hunting” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the siege of the Capitol. "There was an assassination party hunting for Nancy Pelosi,” Raskin told Jake Tapper Sunday morning. “So, this cannot be at the level of normal partisan push and pull and just kind of throwing rhetorical bricks back and forth. This was an attack on our country.” "They built a gallows outside the Capitol of the United States," he added, saying protesters also wanted to “hang Mike Pence.” Pro-Trump protesters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 after the president delivered a speech reiterating his belief that the presidential election was “stolen” from him. The House voted to impeach Trump for the second time last week due to the violent protest, while Twitter permanently banned him from the platform, and Facebook and Instagram announced temporary bans. ...
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    Lead impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the riot on January 6 at the Capitol was the “most serious presidential crime in the history of the United States of America.” Jamie Raskin said, “Well, the Constitution talks about conviction removal and disqualifications from holding further public office. I don’t think anybody would seriously argue that we should establish a precedent where every president on the way out the door has two weeks or three weeks or four weeks to try to incite an armed insurrection against the Union or organize a coup against the Union, and if it succeeds, he becomes a dictator, and if it fails, he’s not subject to impeachment or conviction because we want to let bygones be bygones. This was the most serious presidential crime in the history of the United States of America. The most dangerous crime...
    Congressman Jamie Raskin elaborated on his role as impeachment manager as he spoke of Congress’ effort to hold President Donald Trump accountable for inciting the insurrectionist mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol. In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Raskin was asked why carry on with impeaching Trump when his presidency will end in a matter of days. Raskin responded by noting that impeachment would ban Trump from public office for the rest of his life, and he pointed to Trump’s incitement in order to dismiss the notion that this would establish a troubling political precedent. “This was the most serious presidential crime in the history of the United States of America,” Raskin said. “The most dangerous crime by a president ever committed against the United States, and there are Republicans who are recognizing it as well as Democrats.” Raskin continued by referencing House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, who...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJZ) — Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin will lead the prosecution in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Trump is now the first U.S. President to be impeached twice. This comes just a week after the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, when a mob of pro-Trump supporters stormed the building that hosts Congress in the heart of Washington D.C. Five people died, including a Capitol Police officer. With the Capitol secured by armed National Guard troops inside and out, the House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump. The proceedings moved at lightning speed, with lawmakers voting just one week after violent pro-Trump loyalists stormed the U.S. Capitol, egged on by the president’s calls for them to “fight like hell” against the election results. Trump was impeached for the second time just 13 months after his first impeachment. Ten Republicans fled Trump, joining Democrats who said he needed to...
    Lead impeachment manager, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), fought the certification of electoral votes from Florida in 2017. While attempting to prevent then-President-elect Donald Trump from assuming office, Raskin argued several of the Florida electors were “not lawfully certified”: Lead impeachment manager Jamie Raskin objected to Floridas electoral votes in 2017. pic.twitter.com/FsLvJLvA8v — Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) January 13, 2021 “I have an objection because 10 of the 29 electoral votes cast by Florida were cast by electors not lawfully certified because they violated Florida’s prohibition against dual office holders,” Raskin said as then-Vice President Joe Biden gaveled him down. Raskin had to admit his objection was not supported by a senator and it, therefore, went nowhere. Now, Raskin is the lead impeachment manager and is attempting to take Trump out of office within just days of Biden’s scheduled inauguration, WJLA reported. “The president has become a clear and present danger to...
    WASHINGTON (WJZ) — Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin has been named the lead manager of the second impeachment trial of outgoing President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office announced Tuesday. Raskin is one of nine representatives Pelosi named as impeachment managers. The others include: Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.); Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.); Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas); Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.); Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.); Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-U.S. Virgin Islands) Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.); and Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Penn.). The latest impeachment effort comes days after a group of pro-Trump demonstrators stormed the U.S. Capitol. The ensuing riot left five people, including a police officer, dead and lead to dozens of arrests. Ahead of a visit to Texas Tuesday, his first public appearance since the riots, Trump said the latest impeachment is “causing tremendous anger,” CBS News reported. Read more on CBSNews.com.
    A CONGRESSMAN's son who battled depression left a farewell note saying "my illness won" before he took his own life. Rep. Jamie Raskin, of Maryland, and his wife Sarah paid tribute to their son Tommy, 25, after his death on New Year's Eve. 3Tommy Raskin died on New Year's Eve after losing his battle with depressionCredit: Linkedin 3His dad Jamie and mum Sarah paid tribute to their 'passionate' and 'gifted' son In an obituary posted on Medium, the family spoke about Tommy's sense of humour and "perfect heart." While no official cause of death has been confirmed, Today reports that he died from suicide. His parents also wrote that he was "tortured" in recent years by a "blindingly painful and merciless disease called depression." Speaking of his final words, the tribute said: "He left us this farewell note on New Year's Eve day: 'Please forgive me. My illness won today....
    Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin and his wife Sarah on Monday published a heart-wrenching tribute to their late son, confirming that the 25-year-old took his own life last week after a long battle with depression. In a note left for his family on New Year’s Eve, the day he died, Thomas Bloom Raskin wrote “Please forgive me. My illness won today,” his parents said in a Medium post. “Please look after each other, the animals, and the global poor for me,” said the note, signed: “All my love, Tommy.” Known to loved ones as “Tommy,” the second-year student at Harvard Law School was remembered as an animal lover and passionate vegan devoted to helping others. “Tommy Raskin had a perfect heart, a perfect soul, a riotously outrageous and relentless sense of humor, and a dazzling radiant mind,” his parents wrote. The moving post detailed how Thomas began grappling with...
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    Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin and his wife, Sarah Bloom Raskin, released a loving tribute to their son, who died last week. Raskin announced on New Year’s Eve that his son Thomas Bloom Raskin, 25, had died. “On the last hellish brutal day of that godawful miserable year of 2020, when hundreds of thousands of Americans and millions of people all over the world died alone in bed in the darkness from an invisible killer disease ravaging their bodies and minds, we also lost our dear, dear, beloved son, Hannah and Tabitha’s beloved irreplaceable brother, a radiant light in this broken world,” Raskin said in a statement published on Medium. Tommy, as he was known to his family, was “raised on a fine Montgomery County Education,” Raskin said — from Takoma Park and Pine Crest elementary schools, Eastern Middle School and Montgomery Blair High School. He also studied in Paris during...
    Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md. and his wife, Sarah, a former deputy secretary of Treasury, released a heart-wrenching obituary on Monday, confirming that their 25-year-old son Thomas "Tommy" Bloom Raskin died on Dec. 31 by suicide.  The obituary highlights Tommy Raskin's life as an animal lover, committed vegan and moral philosophy devotee. It also speaks to his dedication of serving others during his young life, from his participation in Montgomery Blair High School's tutoring program, where he mentored his peers in English and math, to becoming a teaching assistant at Harvard University, At the renowned college, he donated half of his teaching salary to save people with malaria by purchasing mosquito nets with global charities and made individual donations in each of his students' names to Oxfam, GiveDirectly and other groups targeting global hunger. "Tommy Raskin had a perfect heart, a perfect soul, a riotously outrageous and relentless sense of humor, and a dazzling radiant mind," his parents wrote in a Medium...
    (CNN)Rep. Jamie Raskin and his wife, Sarah, published an emotional tribute to their late son, Tommy, who died by suicide at 25 years old last week, describing him as "a radiant light in this broken world.""Tommy Raskin had a perfect heart, a perfect soul, a riotously outrageous and relentless sense of humor, and a dazzling radiant mind," the pair wrote. The Maryland Democrat had announced his son's death on New Year's Eve and said in a statement this weekend that he was launching a memorial fund in Tommy Raskin's name that will benefit the charities he championed, including the Helen Keller Institute and Animal Outlook.In their essay Monday, the Raskins detailed Tommy Raskin's lifelong penchant for helping others, describing him as a "daring outspoken defender of all outcasts and kids in trouble" who "always made time for the loneliest kids in class" at every stage of life. During his high...
    Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., revealed Thursday that his 25-year-old son, Tommy Raskin, has died. "Tommy was pure magic. His brilliance and compassion knew no bounds. He passionately loved his family, friends, and animals, and was devoted to the cause of the global poor," Raskin and his wife, Sarah Bloom Raskin, said in a statement. "We are devastated and demolished to be without him." 117TH CONGRESS MAY OFFER SOME SURPRISES DUE TO THE PANDEMIC Tommy Raskin was in his second year at Harvard Law School after graduating from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. The family did not reveal his cause of death. The congressman's office said the family is "grateful for the outpouring of support and love from neighbors, constituents, and friends" and asked everyone to "observe strict COVID-19 protocols during this time of grief." Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) questions witnesses during a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee's Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law...
    DEMOCRATIC congressman Jamie Raskin’s son Tommy has died aged 25, his family confirmed.  The Rep. of Maryland announced the news last night and said the family are “demolished to be without him”.  5Tommy Bloom Raskin, son of congressman Jamie Raskin, has passed away aged 25Credit: fcnl 5Rep. Raskin, who was first elected to Congress in 2015, announced the news last nightCredit: Getty Images - Getty 5The family, pictured together, said the Harvard Law School student, left, was 'pure magic'Credit: Getty Images - Getty Tommy Bloom Raskin was a student at Harvard Law School and a graduate of Amherst College.  The family did not give a cause of death, but in a statement Jamie and wife Sarah said their son was “pure magic”. They said: “Tommy was pure magic. His brilliance and compassion knew no bounds.  “He passionately loved his family, friends, and animals, and was devoted to the cause of...
    Rep. Jamie Raskin and his wife announced the death of their 25-year-old son on Thursday. Thomas Bloom Raskin, 25, was a second-year student at Harvard Law School and a graduate of Amherst College. A cause of death was not provided. “Tommy was pure magic. His brilliance and compassion knew no bounds. He passionately loved his family, friends, and animals, and was devoted to the cause of the global poor. We are devastated and demolished to be without him," Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, said in a New Year's Eve statement along with his wife, Sarah Bloom Raskin. In addition to his parents, Tommy Bloom Raskin is survived by his sisters, Hannah and Tabitha, and grandparents Arlene Bloom and Lynn Raskin. "The family is grateful for the outpouring of support and love from neighbors, constituents, and friends but asks everyone to observe strict COVID-19 protocols during this time of grief," the statement...
    Democratic Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin announced the loss of his son, 25-year-old Thomas Bloom Raskin. Raskin released a statement Thursday confirming that his son, a second-year Harvard Law School student, had passed away at their home in Takoma Park, MD. (RELATED: Raskin: GOP Colleagues Will Call Out Trump’s Betrayal Of The Kurds, But Not His Betrayal Of Americans) With profound sorrow, Congressman Raskin and Sarah Bloom Raskin today announced the loss of their son Tommy: https://t.co/rvpgqv36L9 pic.twitter.com/nSo55xBUPx — Rep. Jamie Raskin (@RepRaskin) December 31, 2020 “Tommy was pure magic,” the statement read in part. “His brilliance and compassion knew no bounds. He passionately loved his family, friends, and animals, and was devoted to the cause of the global poor.  We are devastated and demolished to be without him.” They also thanked friends and family for their concern, asking that they please observe COVID-19 safety measures and protocols while grieving....
    TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland said his son has died. Raskin announced the death Thursday of Tommy Bloom Raskin, 25. No cause of death was given. The younger Raskin was a student at Harvard Law School and a graduate of Amherst College. “Tommy was pure magic. His brilliance and compassion knew no bounds. He passionately loved his family, friends, and animals, and was devoted to the cause of the global poor. We are devastated and demolished to be without him," Jamie Raskin and his wife, Sarah Bloom Raskin, said in a statement. Rep. Raskin is a Democrat who was first elected to Congress in 2016. He represents Maryland’s eighth district, which includes Montgomery, Carroll, and Frederick counties. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Associated Press, Maryland, Delaware
    Rep. Jamie RaskinJamin (Jamie) Ben RaskinDemocrats debate fate of Trump probes if Biden wins Congress must repeal tax breaks for the wealthy passed in CARES Act COVID-19 and the problem of presidential succession MORE's (D-Md.) announced on Thursday night that his son Thomas has died, according to a statement released by his office.  Thomas Bloom Raskin, 25, was a graduate of Amherst College and a second-year student at Harvard Law School. “Tommy was pure magic. His brilliance and compassion knew no bounds. He passionately loved his family, friends, and animals, and was devoted to the cause of the global poor,” said Raskin and his wife, Sarah Bloom Raskin in the statement. “We are devastated and demolished to be without him.” The statement did not provide a cause of death. JUST IN: Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin's son, Thomas Bloom Raskin, 25, died this morning at the family's Takoma Park home.Raskin was a...
    TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WJZ) — Thomas “Tommy” Raskin, the son of Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin and Sarah Bloom Raskin, has died, the congressman’s office said Thursday. He was 25. “Tommy was pure magic. His brilliance and compassion knew no bounds. He passionately loved his family, friends, and animals, and was devoted to the cause of the global poor. We are devastated and demolished to be without him,” his family said in a statement. TAKOMA PARK, MD – MAY 04: (L-R) Thomas Raskin, Sarah Bloom Raskin and U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) listen as a group of Maryland residents, calling themselves the ‘Pandemic Comforters,’ sing to them in the front yard of their home on May 4, 2020 in Takoma Park, Maryland. The singers wanted to use the nice weather to show gratitude to Rep. Raskin for his work in Congress and offer their prayers during the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, Rep....
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) will introduce legislation on Friday to create a commission to evaluate the president for removal from office under the 25th Amendment to the Constitution. The new bill, revealed in a media advisory, would create a Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and and Duties of Office, to “ensure effective and uninterrupted leadership in the highest office” of government. Earlier Thursday, Pelosi hinted at a plot to remove President Donald Trump from office under the 25th Amendment. “Tomorrow, by the way, tomorrow — come here tomorrow. We’re going to be talking about the 25th Amendment,” she told reporters. The relevant section of the 25th Amendment, Section 4, provides (emphasis added): Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide,...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — We all know how passionate Marylanders are about our state. Now, there’s a proposal for a new state song you can sing loud and proud. Congressman Jamie Raskin co-wrote a song to replace the current song “Maryland, My Maryland.” From the Western Mountains to the Ocean City shores, this new version is sung by a Northwestern High School Student and pays tribute to state landmarks and iconic figures. Raskin says the original version of the song, written in the 1800s, has racist undertones.  
    House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH) on Wednesday, during a contentious exchange at a hearing, asked fellow committee member Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) why his wife, a former Treasury Department official, unmasked Michael Flynn. Jordan had just finished questioning Google CEO Sundar Pichai over the search engine’s bias against conservatives and whether he would commit to not interfering in the upcoming election to help Joe Biden. After Jordan finished his questioning, Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) called his concerns “fringe conspiracy theories.” Jordan responded, “We have the email, there is no fringe conspiracy,” in reference to an email by a Google employee discussing steps they had taken to boost Latino voter turnout in “key states” in 2016. Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI) then began scolding Jordan for interrupting during Scanlon’s time to speak. Raskin then yelled to Jordan, “Put your mask on.” Jordan fired back: “Mr. Raskin, you...
    Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, had a fiery clash with his Democratic colleagues at Wednesday's congressional hearing with tech giants. Jordan grilled Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai over Google's alleged search engine bias against conservatives and whether Pichai could commit that Google will not interfere in the upcoming election to benefit Joe Biden. However, Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., appeared to dismiss Jordan's concerns as "fringe conspiracy theories." "Mr. Chairman, we have the email," Jordan responded, referring to an email written by a Google staffer that suggested that the tech giant aided Hillary Clinton's campaign in 2016. CNN'S JAKE TAPPER SCOLDS REP. JIM JORDAN FOR 'MISREPRESENTING' REPORTERS IN 'PEACEFUL PROTESTS' VIDEO Committee chairman David Cicilline, D-R.I., scolded Jordan for interrupting Scanlon's questioning. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., joined in by ordering the Ohio congressman to "put your mask on." "Mr. Raskin, you want to talk about masks? Why would the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury unmask Michael Flynn's name?" Jordan...
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