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Texas Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia 1 Of 7 Named To Prosecution Team In Senate Impeachment Trial

U.S Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas
Juan Figueroa
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The Texas Tribune
U.S Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 28, 2019.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday morning that Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia of Texas will serve as one of the seven lawmakers who will prosecute the impeachment case against President Donald Trump in the Senate.

These impeachment managers will deliver the articles of impeachment to the Senate.

The House voted along party lines in December to impeach President Donald Trump over allegations he used his office to pressure the Ukranian president to investigate the family member of his political rival Vice President Joe Biden.

Texas's U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are likely to serve as fierce defenders of Trump amid a Senate trial.

The other impeachment officers are: Chair Adam Schiff, of California, Chair Jerry Nadler, of New York, Chair Zoe Lofgren of California, Chair Hakeem Jeffries, of New York, Congresswoman Val Demings, of Florida and Congressman Jason Crow, of Colorado.

Before Congress, Garcia served in the Texas State Senate and was the director and presiding judge of the Houston municipal court system and was elected city controller. She made history as the first Latina and woman to be elected to the Harris County Commissioner’s Court.

“The House has demonstrated its courage and patriotism,” Pelosi said. “Our managers reflect those values, and will now honor their responsibility to defend democracy For The People with great seriousness, solemnity and moral strength.”

The Texas Tribune provided this story.