This was the most serious presidential crime in the history of the United States of America — the most dangerous crime by a president ever committed against the United States. — Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland
This was the most serious presidential crime in the history of the United States of America — the most dangerous crime by a president ever committed against the United States. — Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland
Rep. Jamie Raskin on Trump impeachment: 'I'm not going to lose my son' in 2020 and 'lose my country' in 2021
  • Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland on Sunday said that he's "not going to lose my son at the end of 2020 and lose my country and my republic in 2021" as he reflected on the recent death of his 25-year-old son, Tommy, and his own role as the lead House manager in President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial.
  • On CNN's "State of the Union" with host Jake Tapper, Raskin said that the memory of his son drove him to accept House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's request to become an impeachment manager.
  • "I did it really with my son in my heart, and helping lead the way," Raskin said. "I feel him in my chest."
  • Raskin called the Jan. 6 Capitol riots "the most dangerous crime by a president ever committed against the United States."
He emphasized: "This was the most serious presidential crime in the history of the United States of America — the most dangerous crime by a president ever committed against the United States. There are Republicans who are recognizing it, as well as Democrats."

... "We don't have a minute to spare," he said. "He's a clear and present danger to the people."

He added: "We're putting together a trial plan, which is designed to get the truth of all of these events out. We are going to be able to tell the story of this attack on America and all of the events that led up to it."