Since the U.S. Senate begins its trial Tuesday trying former President Donald Trump on a single charge of incitement of insurrection, Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin will direct the House's prosecution, exploited by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to function as very best impeachment director.
Raskin, a Harvard-educated, former law professor working in his third term in the House, was the lead writer of the impeachment post in the aftermath of this Jan. 6 melee in the U.S. Capitol.
"Tommy Raskin had a great heart, a great soul, a riotously eccentric and constant sense of humor, along with a dazzling glowing mind. He started to be tortured afterwards in his 20s with a blindingly painful and merciless'disease known as melancholy,'... a sort of persistent torture from the mind for him," Raskin wrote in a statement after his son's departure.
"The pain became overpowering and excruciating and invisibly at last because of our precious boy, that young man of surpassing guarantee into our broken world. Over the last hellish barbarous day of the godawful gloomy season of 2020... we lost our beloved, beloved, cherished son, Hannah and Tabitha's beloved irreplaceable brother, a glowing light in this broken world," the announcement continued.
In addition, he returned to focus on the Hill on Jan. 6, the day after he and his family murdered their son, to perform his sworn duty to certify the election.
He brought a standing ovation from lawmakers on the House floor since he thanked them for their"tenderness and love" on the loss of his son. Then he proceeded with his opinions on the objections more than accepting the election results.
Less than an hour after, the Capitol was under siege and Raskin was sheltering beneath a desk with a few of his two brothers and his son-in-law.
"They came ... and they finished barricaded in a locked office from the House room, hiding under a desk as individuals pounded on the door. They heard the exact same sickening noises that I heard, of folks attempting to seep to the House chamber," Raskin told ABC News on Jan 11. "This isn't some subjective question , you know, Donald Trump just pocketing emoluments. He helped to unleash a furious, savage mob on the Congress of the USA, our staffs, and in my own case, on members of my loved ones."
Last month, Pelosi called Raskin the direct impeachment director, noting the nine supervisors"will honor their obligation to defend democracy... with fantastic solemnity, prayerfulness and urgency"
"It's their inherent and patriotic obligation to present the situation for the president's impeachment and removal," Pelosi, D-Calif., stated on Jan. 12. "They'll do so directed by their amazing love of nation, dedication to secure our democracy and devotion into our oath to the Constitution."
Upon delivering the post of impeachment to the Senate on Jan. 25 -- a couple of days later Trump left workplace and Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States -- Raskin guaranteed to establish that Trump had committed"high crimes and misdemeanors against the USA."
"The two impeachment managers made from the House of Representatives will introduce overwhelming proof of the details of former President Trump's incitement of this violent insurrection that happened in the vicinity of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021," Raskin said.
Paradoxically, in one of the early acts as a freshman congressman, Raskin along with other House Democrats unsuccessfully contested the results of this 2016 presidential election through the launching of the electoral ballots at 2017. The gambit was squashed following no senators combined the objection and then-Vice President Joe Biden announced,"It's over."
He has also endured a bout with pancreatic cancer.
Last week, Raskin encouraged Trump to testify in the trial, even although the former president's attorneys are preventing him from looking under oath, either prior to or during the Senate impeachment trial.
"We will establish at trial which President Trump's behavior was indefensible," Raskin wrote in an announcement last Thursday following Trump's legal group declined the invitation to testify. "His instant refusal to testify speaks volumes and clearly establishes a negative inference supporting his guilt"
Regardless of the long odds the U.S. Senate will defraud Trump using a two-thirds bulk, Raskin insists he's not deterred.
"I am not going to shed my son in the end of 2020 and shed my nation and my republic at 2021. It is not likely to occur," Raskin, 58, told CNN on Jan. 17. "This is the very serious presidential offense in the history of the United States of America, the most damaging offense with a president committed against the USA."