Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday announced the impeachment managers who will prosecute the case against President Donald Trump in the upcoming Senate trial during a Capitol Hill press conference.
House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) will be the lead impeachment manager, his assistants will be House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), House Democratic Caucus chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), and Reps. Jason Crow (D-CO), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), and Val Demings (D-FL).
Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe, who has reportedly advised House Democrats, praised the selections.
"The seven managers Speaker Pelosi has named are perfectly suited to prosecute the case to convict and remove President Trump for the 'high Crimes and Misdemeanors' of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress," Tribe posted on Twitter.
Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner said the choices gave him "goosebumps."
"The House “Managers” Speaker Pelosi just named - essentially the prosecutors for the Senate impeachment trial - LOOK LIKE AMERICA! Listening to Speaker Pelosi, I got patriotic goosebumps. Thank you, Madam Speaker," he posted.
Here is some of what others were saying:
@glennkirschner2 Fantastic lineup! I'm a huge fan of Val Demings. A little disappointed that Jamie Raskin isn't included.— 🌊LockUpTrumpNow🌊 (@🌊LockUpTrumpNow🌊) 1579101807.0
@glennkirschner2 @zen4ever2us Ms. Pelosi deserves praise for her gracious handling of thugs. Thank you, Nancy, fro… https://t.co/GwkdKhg0gh— LuLu boom boom Roche (@LuLu boom boom Roche) 1579102199.0
@glennkirschner2 Yep - thought the same thing - very intentional & all very deserving - and a stark contrast agains… https://t.co/Gv9dgiCc7x— Democratic Tweeter (@Democratic Tweeter) 1579101752.0
@tribelaw @SpeakerPelosi Pelosi said she chose litigators who were comfortable in a courtroom setting. #ImpeachmentTrial #HouseManagers— medit8now (@medit8now) 1579101800.0
@tribelaw @SpeakerPelosi agree! it's a dream team. Especially @RepValDemings !! She is a boss.— Jenny Eden Berk, MSEd (@Jenny Eden Berk, MSEd) 1579101790.0
@jaxtell123 @tribelaw @SpeakerPelosi I was thinking, “hey what about the NYC Irish cop type guy”. Thanks!— Cliff Graham (@Cliff Graham) 1579101996.0
@SpeakerPelosi Fabulous Job Nancy! We completely support you! You are our shining hope ! 🙏— email@example.com (@firstname.lastname@example.org) 1579101234.0
@SpeakerPelosi Adam Schiff is Trump’s worst nightmare.— Syed Mohammad Hussain (@Syed Mohammad Hussain) 1579101258.0
@SpeakerPelosi No Swalwell!!???— rebecca klafter 🌊 (@rebecca klafter 🌊) 1579101152.0
@SpeakerPelosi Looks great. I wish Katie Porter had a spot. She's the Kamala Harris of the House.— Gym Jordan's Jacket (@Gym Jordan's Jacket) 1579101250.0
Val Demings, a relatively junior member of Congress from Florida who had been a police chief, has become a respecte… https://t.co/0kzjgVsPQA— NYT Politics (@NYT Politics) 1579101721.0
I have enormous respect for the seven managers @SpeakerPelosi has chosen, but I hope they will seek input and advic… https://t.co/8yyalX0BMa— Laurence Tribe (@Laurence Tribe) 1579106992.0
Hakeem Jeffries has emerged as one of the Democrats’ top messaging lieutenants, and is regarded by many Democrats a… https://t.co/tO8MF1Do8P— NYT Politics (@NYT Politics) 1579101899.0
Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, provided the legal and constitutional case that President Trum… https://t.co/27r3TaXJo1— NYT Politics (@NYT Politics) 1579102222.0
Jason Crow, a former Army Ranger who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, has quickly emerged in the Democratic caucus a… https://t.co/wqbpCwXKgt— NYT Politics (@NYT Politics) 1579102600.0