Congressman Cohen Supports Choice of Managers for Senate Impeachment Trial

January 15, 2020
Press Release
Agrees Speaker Pelosi’s choices represent the “patriotism, pluralism and vibrancy of America”

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today praised Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her choice of seven managers for the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump. 

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

“Speaker Pelosi continues to show her stellar leadership during this impeachment process.  The emphasis on having a team of impeachment managers who are seasoned litigators handling the articles of impeachment shows her pure professionalism.  The team she has chosen reflects her analytical, objective and thoughtful process.  In addition to the required litigator skills, the team reflects the diversity of our nation in terms of geography, race, and gender.  Speaker Pelosi has put the American people first in this process to ensure that the best impeachment managers team with the most applicable experience are empowered to represent the House’s impeachment case before the Senate.”  

The impeachment managers are: 

Chair Adam Schiff of California, Lead ManagerCongressman Adam Schiff, Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, is serving his 10th term in Congress.  Before Congress, Mr. Schiff was a California State Senator and served as federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles for 6 years, most notably prosecuting the first FBI agent ever to be indicted for espionage.   

Chair Jerry Nadler of New YorkCongressman Jerry Nadler, Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, is serving his 15th term in Congress.  Mr. Nadler has served as the top Democrat on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties for 13 years.  Before Congress, Mr. Nadler served in the New York State Assembly for 16 years.   

Chair Zoe Lofgren of CaliforniaCongresswoman Zoe Lofgren, Chair of the Committee on House Administration, which has jurisdiction over federal elections, is a senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee.  Ms. Lofgren is serving her 13th term in Congress.  The Congresswoman has played a role in three presidential impeachment proceedings: as a Judiciary Committee staffer during Nixon, as a Judiciary Committee Member during Clinton, and now as a Manager.   

Chair Hakeem Jeffries of New YorkCongressman Hakeem Jeffries is the Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and is currently serving his 4th term in Congress.  Mr. Jeffries is a Member of the House Judiciary Committee.  Before Congress, Mr. Jeffries served in the New York State Assembly for 6 years.  An accomplished litigator in private practice before running for elected office, Mr. Jeffries clerked for the Honorable Harold Baer Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.   

Congresswoman Val Demings of FloridaCongresswoman Val Demings is a Member of both the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Judiciary Committee.  Ms. Demings is serving her 2nd term in Congress.  Before Congress, Ms. Demings served in the Orlando Police Department for 27 years, including serving successfully as Orlando’s first female Chief of Police.   

Congressman Jason Crow of Colorado: Congressman Jason Crow is Member of the House Armed Services Committee.  Mr. Crow served his country bravely as an Army Ranger in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Before running for elected office, Mr. Crow was a respected litigator in private practice in Colorado. 

Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia of TexasCongresswoman Sylvia Garcia is a Member of the House Judiciary Committee.  Before Congress, Ms. Garcia served in the Texas State Senate.  Previously, Ms. Garcia was the Director and Presiding Judge of the Houston Municipal System and was elected City Controller.  Ms. Garcia was later elected the first Hispanic and first woman to be elected in her own right to the Harris County Commissioner’s Court.