DeGette to preside over House impeachment debate
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has asked U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) to serve as speaker pro tempore and preside over the U.S. House of Representatives for today’s debate on impeaching the president of the United States.
Following is a comment from DeGette on the speaker’s decision to have her preside over the House for this important debate:
"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. 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."