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Politics Zoe Lofgren is the only lawmaker to be a part of all 3 modern day impeachments

12:00  23 january  2020
12:00  23 january  2020 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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Washington (CNN) The only lawmaker to have worked on three congressional impeachment Zoe Lofgren , a California Democrat who helped draft an article of impeachment against Nixon as a You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then

Impeachment investigations have only taken place four times in U.S. history -- three in modern times -- and Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who is serving as one of seven House impeachment managers during the trial of President Donald Trump, is witnessing this rare and historic process firsthand for the third time.

a man sitting in a chair talking on the phone: Zoe Lofgren speaks on the Senate floor during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, Jan. 22, 2020, in Washington, DC.© ABC News Zoe Lofgren speaks on the Senate floor during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, Jan. 22, 2020, in Washington, DC.

The 72-year-old Democratic congresswoman, who has been representing California in Congress since 1994, was a staffer to Rep. Don Edwards while he served on the House Judiciary Committee during the 1974 impeachment of President Richard Nixon.

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Susan Ellen " Zoe " Lofgren (/ˈzoʊ ˈlɒfɡrɪn/; born December 21, 1947) is an American politician serving as a U.S. Representative from California.

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And during the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton in 1998, Lofgren was a member of the House Judiciary Committee.

After getting appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve as an impeachment manager during Trump's Senate trial last week, Lofgren reflected on her roles over the years in a series of tweets.

"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 & solemn matter. It's a stress test for our democracy. I hope every Senator is prepared to seriously consider & vote honestly with an open mind for the future of our democracy."

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«Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren brings incredible institutional history and knowledge to our group of House impeachment managers,» Rep. Sylvia Garcia, a first-term member from Texas, told CNN. «I will certainly be leaning on her wisdom and expertise as we make the case to the American people.»

After voting to impeach Trump in December, Lofgren wrote a Newsweek op-ed titled, "This is the third impeachment I've worked on. It's by far the most serious," and reflected on her decision to vote against the impeachment of Clinton at the time.

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"In the case of President Bill Clinton in 1998, there was no foreign interference, no election meddling and no attempt to subvert our Constitution. I was a member of the Judiciary Committee at the time of the Clinton proceedings, and it was clear to me that the president's marital dishonesty would not destroy our constitutional form of government," Lofgren wrote.

And during a December appearance on ABC News' "This Week," Lofgren told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos that Nixon "abused his power" to improperly influence the election, but that Trump not only "abused his power;" he "used a foreign power to do it."

The congresswoman, who helped present opening arguments at the Senate impeachment trial on Wednesday, joins House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler and Reps. Hakeem Jeffries, Val Demings, Sylvia Garcia and Jason Crow in presenting the Democrats' case against the president.

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Mic fight? Nadler appears to rush ahead of Schiff to offer closing remarks .
"Jerry, Jerry, Jerry," Schiff, the lead impeachment manager, can be heard calling after him.The moment came after Chief Justice John Roberts read the final question from Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., which asked House managers to give senators any additional thoughts before the trial adjourned for the evening.

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