Denver Democrat Will Hold Gavel During Today’s Impeachment Vote
Today marks the House's third impeachment vote in American history and, according to Denver Post, the gavel will be held by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette of Denver.
During an interview in her Washington office, DeGette, said she will vote for impeachment, stating, “If we don’t do this, if we don’t hold the executive accountable, then this will only embolden President Trump and heaven knows what he will do."
Yesterday, countless rallies took place across the country. According to Colorado State Patrol, 1,500 people filled the area in front of the Colorado State Capitol Building to support impeachment.
Degette is the longest-serving member of the Colorado congressional delegation and this will be her 15th time holding the gavel this year.
“House Democrats proved this morning that they have no respect for the voters they represent and are willing to override the will of the American people for their own political gain, said Colorado Republican Party spokesperson in a recent statement, according to Colorado Politics.
On Tuesday, Degette said, “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.
Denver School Board Director, Tay Anderson tweeted, “The weather outside is frightful, But impeachment is so delightful, And since he used quid pro quo, He’s got to go, got to go, got to go. - #HappyImpeachment”