Crocodile Tears? Rep. Jamie Raskin Puts on Show at Impeachment Hearing, Tries to Cry During Speech

Nick Kangadis | February 9, 2021
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If you’ve ever wanted a clearer example of a politician being a complete phony, look no further than “Impeachment Manager,” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.). 

At one point in the Democrats incessant ramblings on the opening day of the Senate impeachment hearing of former President Donald Trump, Democrat members of Congress spoke about how they all narrowly escaped death during the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. During his time, Raskin brought up the story of how his daughter and son-in-law were "barricaded" in an office in the Capitol building and spoke of what his daughter allegedly said to him after the harrowing ordeal.

And when they [Raskin’s daughter and son-in-law] were finally rescued, over an hour later by Capitol officers and we were together, I hugged them and I apologized and I told my daughter Tabitha [pauses for a dramatic drink of water], who’s 24 and a brilliant algebra teacher and teacher for America, I told her how sorry I was and I promised her that it would not be like this again the next time she came back to the Capitol with me. And you know what she said? She said, ‘Dad, I don’t want to come back to the Capitol.’ [crying with no tears]

And scene.

Raskin, and a large majority of the members of Congress love talking in run-on sentences, so I apologize for the jibber-jabber above. It's what the man said.

Whether there's any truth to Raskin's story will most likely never be known, but at least there was a moment during this hearing that didn't make you want to fall asleep.