US Rep. Sylvia Garcia speaks about being named an impeachment manager

HOUSTON – U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia of Houston spoke Friday about her role as an impeachment manager.

The Democrat was named this week to the team of seven House members who will be responsible for the prosecution of President Donald Trump during his impeachment trial in the Senate.

Garcia said she takes her duty very seriously and was honored to be picked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Garcia was selected, in large part, because of her 12 years as a judge in Houston.

“We had a very strong case that led to impeachment, and remember, impeachment is forever; it’s done,” said Garcia. “The trial is about whether or not we will remove the president.“

While she couldn’t comment on specifics of the planned prosecution or how the trial will take place, Garcia said she will spend the weekend preparing for trial.

“I’ll be ready,” she said.

The trial begins Tuesday after Congress returns from the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.

Garcia said she will fly to Washington, D.C. Sunday to meet with the other impeachment managers.

Her appointment makes her only the second Texan to serve as an impeachment manager and along with two other women appointed alongside her, they are the first women to serve as managers.

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