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Two Brooklyn reps are leading the prosecution of President Trump

January 15, 2020 Paula Katinas
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The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is set to begin in the U.S. Senate next week, with two Brooklyn lawmakers leading the charge.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi named U.S. Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Hakeem Jeffries as house managers in the impeachment of the Queens-born president. (House managers are akin to prosecutors in a criminal trial.) Pelosi named seven members of Congress to the impeachment management team, which will be led by Nadler and U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff of California, chairperson of the House Intelligence Committee.

Nadler, a Democrat whose district is centered in Manhattan but includes parts of Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst in Brooklyn, is chairperson the House Judiciary Committee. Jeffries, a Democrat whose district takes in all or parts of several neighborhoods including Bedford-Stuyvesant, East New York, Canarsie and Coney Island, as well as part of Queens, is a member of the Judiciary Committee. Trump grew up in Jamaica Estates in Queens.

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“We will follow the facts. Apply the law. Be guided by the Constitution. And present the truth to the American people,” tweeted Jeffries, who is also the chairperson the House Democratic Caucus.

The fact that two of Brooklyn’s elected officials are making history as part of the team impeaching the president did not go unnoticed by Borough President Eric Adams.

“Congressmembers Hakeem Jeffries and Jerry Nadler are fair and thoughtful representatives of New York, and I know they will carry out their duty to our country during this impeachment trial with the utmost integrity,” he said in a statement.


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