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Colorado congressman will play an important role in President impeachment trial

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.- While lawmakers prepare for Tuesday's historic trial, we are learning more about one congressman here in Colorado who will be right in the thick of it.

If you're unfamiliar with Democratic Representative Jason Crow, that will likely change once he is thrust into the national spotlight as one of the lawmakers prosecuting President Donald Trump.

"This is something I wasn't expecting, I wasn't lobbying for this but was very humbled when I was asked," Crow says.

Crow is an Army Ranger veteran and took office in 2019. While he couldn't go into great detail of what role he will play in the trial, he says he and his six other impeachment managers are working to get witnesses and documents ready ahead of the start date.

"We're already meeting pretty regularly," Crow says. "We are working hard day and night."

However, given the massive attention this case will receive and the possible consequences to the way voters will view these lawmakers, Crow said he had a long discussion with his family about going through this. But what exactly is an impeachment manager? Josh Dunn a political professor at UCCS explains.

"They are essentially prosecutors they will present the case against President Trump trying to convince the Senate that President Trump should be removed from office," Dunn tells us.

One reason Crow was selected Dunn says is because of his background as an attorney. But as far as the outcome of this trial, Dunn believes it will likely be a repeat of President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial in 1999.

"Unless there is some new information we had no idea existed it would be unlikely to get to 67 votes to remove President Trump," Dunn says.

As for how long this trial will last, Dunn believes it will go pretty quickly depending on just how many witnesses will be called to testify.

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Chase Golightly

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  1. Why would any one want a democrat. They have cried from the min president Donald trump won. Talk about a sore loser and all the drama they bring it sounds all most like a marriage

  2. I predict it will go the same way it did for Clinton.
    Lots of time wasted for some tomato throwing. In the end…. nothing

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