WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS4) – On the day the United States House of Representatives will vote on the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump, a Colorado representative will preside over the debate. Rep. Diane DeGette, a Democrat who represents Colorado’s 1st Congressional District, will sit as speaker pro tempore.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has asked DeGette to serve and preside over the House for Wednesday’s impeachment debate.READ MORE: COVID Restrictions: Denver Lifts Outdoor Face Mask Requirement
“I am honored that the speaker has asked me to serve as speaker pro tempore of the House and to preside over most of the impeachment debate,” DeGette said. “None of us came to Congress to impeach a president, but every one of us – when we assumed office – took an oath to uphold the constitution. This is a sad and somber moment in our nation’s history and the responsibility to preside over this important debate is something I will not take lightly.”READ MORE: COVID In Colorado Springs: New Shots Advised For Those Vaccinated At Spa
DeGette regularly presides over the House for various votes. She represents the Denver area in the House of Representatives.MORE NEWS: PHOTOS: ID Verification Company Shares Pics With CBS4 Of Costume Masks Worn By Unemployment Fraudsters
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