House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff of California will be among the Democrats responding to objections raised Wednesday when the House debates the results of the Electoral College vote.
Schiff, who led the House effort to impeach President Donald Trump, was picked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi along with fellow Democrats Jamie Raskin of Maryland, Zoe Lofgren of California and Joe Neguse of Colorado.
In a “Dear Colleague” note posted on Pelosi’s website, she said the four “have been working on our Democratic presentation of the Constitutional, historical and thematic justification for respecting the will of the people. On the Floor of the House, we will have a civics lesson about protecting the integrity of our democracy.”
Wednesday’s joint session of Congress will begin with a roll call of states in alphabetical order. Although objections from House members are often made along the way, the roll call is generally a ritual