South Bay Rep Lands Sought-After Role in Impeachment Trial

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi assembled a team to prosecute the impeachment case against President Trump, it came as no surprise to see Rep. Zoe Lofgren on the list.

The 72-year-old Silicon Valley Democrat has taken part in the past three impeachment inquiries—those of Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton and, of course, Donald Trump.

Now, as part of Pelosi’s seven-member team of impeachment managers, Lofgren will take part in an effort to convince the GOP-controlled Senate that it’s in the nation’s best interest to remove Trump from office. It’s a coveted, high-profile job that’s sure to cement each impeachment manager’s place in history.

“It is with honor and determination that I accept this responsibility to fulfill my oath of office to hold the president accountable,” Lofgren wrote in a prepared statement.

The diverse team of House Democrats includes Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler and colleagues Sylvia Garcia, Val Demings, Jason Crow and Hakeem Jeffries.

In a series of tweets, Lofgren echoed Pelosi’s call for solemnity in the proceedings.

“As the only member of Congress who has participated as part of the Judiciary Committees for all three modern impeachment proceedings, I must be clear that this is not something I sought or relish,” she wrote. “Impeachment is a grave and solemn matter. It’s a stress test for our democracy. I hope every senator is prepared to seriously consider and vote honestly with an open mind for the future of our democracy.”

As a ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, Lofgren has played a key role in the impeachment inquiry against Trump. Last month, she voted with all but a couple of House Democrats to impeach the president on charges of obstructing justice and abuse of power for pressuring Ukraine into investigating ties between Hunter Biden—son of former Vice President Joe Biden—and a Ukrainian energy company.

Lofrgren and the rest of her prosecutorial cohort on Wednesday delivered the articles of impeachment to the Senate—a formality that marks the start of the trial.

32 Comments

  1. > In a series of tweets, Lofgren echoed Pelosi’s call for solemnity in the proceedings.

    > “Impeachment is a grave and solemn matter. . . . ”

    Does Lofgren believe that “solemnity” is an OK substitute for integrity, fairness, constitutional government?

    If Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment managers wore clown suits, suppressed facts, cherry-picked witnesses and violated due process, but were suitably “solemn”, would that be reason enough to remove Trump from office?

    Nancy and Zoe can fake “solemnity” and wear mournful, long faces for a ten-second video-byte, but their validation of Adam Schiff’s corrupt, fraudulent “impeachment inquiry” forever memorializes their selfish, partisan smallness for the rest of American history,

  2. We have gone from witch hunt, to inquisition, to witch trial, so why not have some real witches stirring up the pot while the witch doctors chant and curse the victim.

  3. I really hope Trump is kicked out of office. I also feel it is unlikely to happen. On the other hand, I also feel creatures such as Lofgren will be the near future extinction. She supports domestic abusers, rapists, and pedophiles. She ignores the reporting of regular victims of these crimes. She should go!

    • you want to kick out the best president in decades, maybe ever? brilliant. I’ll never vote dem again. they are all deranged.

      • I want sexually perverted Trump out of office. Sexual predators and others with serious mental conditions can be very successful in other areas of their lives. Thump is the vivid and most influential example of this. Bill Clinton was very successful in his job as president. He is a sexually perverted guy too. The same for Bush elder. He is death. Thank you God. One less sexually perverted guy in this earth!

      • Sorry dear Bubble, I totally forgot about your brain potential shortcomings. I want Trump to be kicked out of office because he is a sexually perverted guy who brags about grabbing women by their pussies and getting away with it because his famous. I hope this is easy to follow rational for you bubble. Best, your amiga FEXXY!

        • > I want Trump to be kicked out of office because he is a sexually perverted guy who brags about grabbing women by their pussies and getting away with it because his famous.

          FEXXY:

          If “bragging” occurred, it is protected by the First Amendment. If bragging isn’t protected speech, I expect San Jose to implement “No Bragging” zones throughout the city, and especially in the “white suburbs”.

          Also, the “pussy grabbing” occurred entirely inside of Trump’s head, as did Trump’s purported belief that he got away with it.

          No actually pussies were harmed in the making of this narrative.

        • > I want Trump to be kicked out of office because he is a sexually perverted guy who brags about grabbing women by their pussies and getting away with it because his famous.

          FEXXY:

          Somewhere in the inner mechanisms of the social media ecosystem, some blue-nosed prude apparently decided that my response to your posting might trigger you and cause a tizzy.

          Someone has thoughtfully saved you from a tizzy, but, sadly has denied you an opportunity to be offended.

          The good news is, you can look forward to SJI now being reliable safe space for you. Peace. Agreeableness. Nothing to get alarmed about.

          • UPDATE:

            Apparently, my response to FEXXY’s posting was NOT suppressed by anonymous blue-nosed prudes. It was probably just withheld temporarily, like Nancy Pelosi’z articles of impeachment.

  4. Zoe is a puppet, and a defacto one at that. See Elections Code sec. 200.
    Zoe only took 1/2 the Oath of Office!

  5. Our state is an absolute mess and is truly beginning to look like a lawless, third world country. Can only blame those in leadership roles..our elected officials. Sad, really sad.

  6. Zoe is a corrupt, mindless idiot, and she’s a terrible politician too.
    Vote NO on Zoe, Lofgren has got to GO!

  7. Zoe needs a ticket to the nearest “fat farm.”
    Finestein appears senile. She needs to “get the boot.”
    Pelosi has redefined the term “political skank.”
    Term Limits are needed!
    David S. Wall

  8. remember those “B” grade moving stars that bribed big universities to get their offspring admitted? for real nepotism do some searching where the kids of our politicians end up. Chelsea Clinton on media and chemical industry boards pulling done better than Hunter Biden money? Yes! and you have to do some more digging to learn more about our local politicos and favoritism shown their progeny – — but you won’t hear about this in the mainstream media – – because the Major Media/Hollywod set is lockstep with the D.C. swamp – any doubts –

    YES, CALIF GOV. GAVIN NEWSOME IS NANCY PELOSI’S NEPHEW.
    AND YES, ADAM SHIFF’S SISTER IS MARRIED TO GEORGE SOROS’ SON.
    AND YES, JOHN KERRY’S DAUGHTER IS MARRIED TO A MULLAH’S SON In IRAN…………….and Yes, Hillary’s daughter Chelsea IS married to George Soros’ nephew.

    THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL A “STACKED DECK.”

    IF YOU HAD A HUNCH THE NEWS SYSTEM WAS SOMEWHAT RIGGED AND YOU COULDN’T PUT YOUR FINGER ON IT, THIS MIGHT HELP YOU SOLVE THE PUZZLE.

    ABC News executive producer Ian CAMERON is married to SUSAN RICE ,
    Obama’s former National Security Adviser.

    CBS President DAVID RHODES is the brother of BEN RHODES , Obama’s
    Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications.

    ABC News correspondent CLAIRE SHIPMAN is married to former Obama
    White House Press Secretary JAY CARNEY.

    ABC News and Univision reporter MATTHEW JAFFE is married to KATIE
    HOGAN , Obama’s former Deputy Press Secretary .

    ABC President BEN SHERWOOD is the brother of Obama’s former Special
    Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood.

    CNN President VIRGINIA MOSELEY is married to former Hillary
    Clinton’s Deputy Secretary TOM NIDES .

    This is “Huge” and is a ‘partial’ list since the same incestuous relationship holds true for NBC/MSNBC and most media outlets. Trump has been right all along. Fake News is generated by this incestuous relationship.

    and for fun and relaxation – up until recently they had their pal Jeffery Epstein to hang out with – – and for Ms Fexxnist worried about trump – take a look at all the Hollywood (much worse) sleaze bags – starting w/ Harvey Wienstein, Bill Cosby, etc etc

    the left is so wound up about Trump they can’t think straight – – and what happens to them come Nov when he gets another 4 years – – I’m getting so sick of the constant whining – –

    • Hugh sweetheart, I am sorry to disappoint you but these are not news. The same thing happens at the local county level. It has been known quite well the United States no longer haS a watch dog of government but a political dog cut in chunks each protecting the interest of Dems and Reps, FOX NEWS & CNN…the same for news papers. Have you noticed the increased in local Asian politicians financed by Google and other techs, the increase of “progressive” left and the support for China and extremist Islamic States propaganda…hate for US, antisemitism, fascination for extremist Islamic terrorists, even recognized as such by Obama. This is not a coincidence. There is money and powerful forces shaping this movement with a specific goal to disappear the real democrats, Democratic Establishment. They need the D next to their names to win offices and give the illusion lots of Americans think like them. Yet stupid Trump and his followers focused their hate on the poor Latin American immigrants with a plain ambition of making enough money to survive while leaving a powerful and dangerous force to grow freely. The increased of Asians in the county by means of legal and illegal immigration via Visa fraud is a organized goals and big techs play a role. These are Trumps flaws. I feel he is starting to notice others are trying to eat his American lunch! I also think establishment democrats have noticed this pattern and getting ready to kick CRAZY BERNIE OUT, PERVERTED YANG OUT…AOC, OMAR. These people and their friends in tech, New York Times, The Hill are not democrats. They are extremist totalitarians and promoters of extreme Islamic propaganda. They do not represent most Democrats or Muslims. They are simply crazy pro dictatorship, pro communists, and Big antisemites! Do and share your research about local politicians and people. JEFF ROSEN owns by mean of power and influences The San Jose Mercury News.

      • > Do and share your research about local politicians and people.

        FEXXY:

        Remember, I’m just a tiny little inconsequential pissant who lives miles and miles from city hall.

        No one ever talks to me.

        As implausible and ill-advised as it may seem, we are actually relying on YOU to keep us informed on the dirt occurring in local government that is usually concealed from the yokels, the pissants, and the smelly Walmart shoppers.

      • > These are Trumps flaws.

        Too many Asian immigrants and not enough Latin American immigrants?

        > Yet stupid Trump and his followers focused their hate on the poor Latin American immigrants with a plain ambition of making enough money to survive while leaving a powerful and dangerous force to grow freely. The increased of Asians in the county by means of legal and illegal immigration via Visa fraud is a organized goals and big techs play a role.

        I don’t think I heard this on Fox News. Is CNN saying this?

    • > YES, CALIF GOV. GAVIN NEWSOME IS NANCY PELOSI’S NEPHEW.
      AND YES, ADAM SHIFF’S SISTER IS MARRIED TO GEORGE SOROS’ SON.
      AND YES, JOHN KERRY’S DAUGHTER IS MARRIED TO A MULLAH’S SON In IRAN…………….and Yes, Hillary’s daughter Chelsea IS married to George Soros’ nephew.

      > THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL A “STACKED DECK.”

      I would consider it MORE than a stacked deck.

      I think the word “oligarchy” applies.

      Jerry Brown, Nancy Pelosi, and Gavin Newsom are CLOSE acquaintances of Gordon Getty (and related by marriage) and, hence, the Getty family. Couldn’t we call J.P. Getty and Gordon Getty “oligarchs”? Wouldn’t that make it fair to say that Brown, Pelosi, and Newsom are part of “the Getty oligarchy”?

      And, wouldn’t it be accurate to characterize George Soros as an “oligarch”? And wouldn’t it be reasonable to believe that Adam Schiff is part of “the Soros oligarchy”.

      And wouldn’t it be reasonable to believe that Chelsea Clinton’s relationship to the Soros family likely makes the Clintons — Bill and Hillary — protectees if not beneficiaries of “the Soros Oligarchy”?

      Oh, and then there is the Bidens:

      “Ukrainian oligarch who put Hunter Biden on his energy company Burisma’s board is suspected of ‘theft of government funds on an especially large scale,’ prosecutor reveals”

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7707695/Ukraine-widens-probe-against-Burisma-founder-embezzlement-state-funds.html

      The Getty oligarchy. The Soros oligarchy. the Ukrainian Ruslan Ryaboshapka oligarchy.

      Oligarchs as far as the eye can see.

      You don’t suppose the Getty’s, the Soros’s and the Ryaboshapka’s ever exchange text messages, do you?

      Also curious, Democrats seem to get along with oligarchs very well, and vice versa.

  9. What an embarrassment Zoe was on the floor of the Senate today. She looked like she was way out of her league and not up to the task she was given. Vote NO on Zoe, she needs to GO!

    • > What an embarrassment Zoe was on the floor of the Senate today.

      The abundantly nourished Zoe was featured on a prominent radio talk today proclaiming that there was “overwhelming evidence” to impeach Trump and remove him from office.

      She then whined about the mean Repubs not allowing the Senate trial to take in more evidence.

      She seems to be one of those people who talks a lot but never listens to what she has to say.

  10. While I admire Cong. Lofgren’s dedication to her party, impeaching the President just because he wanted to investigate $3 million that a corrupt Ukrainian politician gave the son of Obama’s VP, will leave a permanent stain on her record. Hopefully there will be witnesses, and we can finally find out what both Hunter and Joe Biden did for that money — if anything.

  11. Buh-bye, Pamela.

    What is Stanford University going to do with fake “law professor” Pamela Karlan after the U.S.Senate finds that President Trump did NOT commit any impeachable offenses?

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/12/04/stanfords_pamela_karlan_lists_trumps_impeachable_offenses_at_trump_impeachment_hearing.html

    “Stanford’s Pamela Karlan Lists Trump’s Impeachable Offenses At Trump Impeachment Hearing”

    Stanford Law grads should be suing Stanford for consumer fraud.

    Accrediting bodies should yank Stanford’s accreditation.

    Maybe Stanford could open up a daycare center for progressive snowflakes and staff it with Karlan, Michelle Dauber, and Christine Blasey Ford. No degrees awarded, but the children could certainly receive a participation trophy.

  12. This is the same lady that backs millions of dollars wasted to @scvwd or @valleywater. This whole impeachment is another waste of tax dollars. Very sad to say lived a block away for this millionaire, in to long, fake-news, scumbag politician .

  13. Zoe is the poster child of career cronyism politicians that have absolutely destroyed a once great state.

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