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Pelosi picks Swalwell as impeachment manager

Senate trial over insurrection still pending

Local U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore) was selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve as an impeachment manager for the upcoming trial of now-former President Donald Trump.

The U.S. House of Representatives impeached Trump in a mostly party-line vote (232-197) on Jan. 13 on one article of incitement of insurrection in the wake of a mob of Trump supporters breaching the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 while attempting to prevent congressional certification of the Nov. 3 presidential election, which Trump lost. It marked Trump's second impeachment by the House.

Swalwell will be among a team of nine impeachment managers presenting House Democrats' case to the U.S. Senate for conviction -- proceedings that will take place with Trump out of office, since new President Joe Biden was sworn in on Wednesday. A hearing schedule is not yet known.

"America is under an attack incited by President Donald Trump. Lives have been lost and future plans are in place to stop a transition of power. A president's greatest responsibility is to protect American lives and defend American ideals. Donald Trump has failed to do both," Swalwell said in a statement before voting to impeach Trump.

"It is a solemn privilege to be named an impeachment manager. I vow to work collaboratively with the impeachment managers team to make a case to the Senate for conviction," the congressman added.

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This would make the second straight impeachment trial to feature an impeachment manager with deep Tri-Valley ties.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Pasadena), who grew up in Alamo and graduated from Monte Vista High School in Danville, served as the lead impeachment manager in the trial before the Senate in January 2020 over the Trump-Ukraine scandal. The Senate acquitted Trump of both charges at that time.

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Pelosi picks Swalwell as impeachment manager

Senate trial over insurrection still pending

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Uploaded: Thu, Jan 21, 2021, 3:46 pm

Local U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore) was selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve as an impeachment manager for the upcoming trial of now-former President Donald Trump.

The U.S. House of Representatives impeached Trump in a mostly party-line vote (232-197) on Jan. 13 on one article of incitement of insurrection in the wake of a mob of Trump supporters breaching the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 while attempting to prevent congressional certification of the Nov. 3 presidential election, which Trump lost. It marked Trump's second impeachment by the House.

Swalwell will be among a team of nine impeachment managers presenting House Democrats' case to the U.S. Senate for conviction -- proceedings that will take place with Trump out of office, since new President Joe Biden was sworn in on Wednesday. A hearing schedule is not yet known.

"America is under an attack incited by President Donald Trump. Lives have been lost and future plans are in place to stop a transition of power. A president's greatest responsibility is to protect American lives and defend American ideals. Donald Trump has failed to do both," Swalwell said in a statement before voting to impeach Trump.

"It is a solemn privilege to be named an impeachment manager. I vow to work collaboratively with the impeachment managers team to make a case to the Senate for conviction," the congressman added.

This would make the second straight impeachment trial to feature an impeachment manager with deep Tri-Valley ties.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Pasadena), who grew up in Alamo and graduated from Monte Vista High School in Danville, served as the lead impeachment manager in the trial before the Senate in January 2020 over the Trump-Ukraine scandal. The Senate acquitted Trump of both charges at that time.

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Diskman
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Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 22, 2021 at 9:45 am
Diskman, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
Registered user
on Jan 22, 2021 at 9:45 am

How rich is it that Nancy Pelosi appoints Eric Swalwell as an Impeachment Manager in the impeachment of President Trump, and will let him retain his seat on the House Intelligence Committee. Swalwell is a joke as a Congressman, and is currently under investigation for cavorting with the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) spy, Fang Fang (a.k.a. Bang Bang Fang Fang). He has no business being appointed to either position.


James Michael
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Val Vista
on Jan 22, 2021 at 12:09 pm
James Michael, Val Vista
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on Jan 22, 2021 at 12:09 pm

Go to his website and try to figure out what he has actually done for us. Funny and sad at the same time. I'll bet his wife is pretty ashamed.


Michael Austin
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Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 22, 2021 at 12:17 pm
Michael Austin , Pleasanton Meadows
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on Jan 22, 2021 at 12:17 pm

This is vintage Nancy Pelosi - IN YOUR FACE - to all of her critics. "I am the speaker, I am the boss, what I want is what I get.

The total legislation Eric Swalwell passed in his six plus years in Washington representing us, is renaming the Post Office in Dublin California.


Pleasanton Parent
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Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 22, 2021 at 12:52 pm
Pleasanton Parent, Pleasanton Meadows
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on Jan 22, 2021 at 12:52 pm

She clearly wants to “check the box” and not actually get it done.

This guy is just a fall guy for her. Kiss his political career goodbye. He will fail at this just like everything else.

Is there a recall Swalwell petition?


Long Time Pleasanton Resident
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Mohr Park
on Jan 22, 2021 at 1:30 pm
Long Time Pleasanton Resident, Mohr Park
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on Jan 22, 2021 at 1:30 pm

It's shameful. It I was him, I wouldn't show my face in public.


James Michael
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Val Vista
on Jan 22, 2021 at 7:13 pm
James Michael, Val Vista
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on Jan 22, 2021 at 7:13 pm

You will never recall Swalwell just like you will never recall Gavin Newsome...Ya, you may get it up fora vote, but it's not gonna fly. Out numbered 4-1 in state and 10-1 in Alameda County. You got your vote taken from you.




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