One of the impeachment managers selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) previously raised objections during the Electoral College certification of President Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
Pelosi announced late on Tuesday evening that she had selected Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) to be the “lead manager” during impeachment.
During Congress’s certification in January 2017, Raskin had the following exchange with then-Vice President Joe Biden:
Biden: What purpose does the member rise?
Raskin: I have an objection because 10 of the 29 electoral votes cast by Florida were cast by electors not lawfully certified because they violated Florida’s prohibition against dual office holders.
Biden: The debate is out of order. Section 15 and 17 of the Title III of the United States code requires that any objection be presented in writing, signed by both … a member of the House of Representatives and a Senator. Is the objection in writing and signed not