In what can only be described as a moment written for the 30-second soundbite, Democratic House manager Rep. Jason Crow invoked the words of a character from “Harry Potter” in his closing remarks during President Donald Trump's impeachment trial this week.
In a grandstanding moment obviously meant to inspire, but ultimately coming across as awkward and unnecessary, Crow said, “There are a lot of things outside our control, but my wife and I have tried to teach our kids that what we can always control are our choices. It’s in that spirit that hanging in my son’s room is a quote from Harry Potter. The quote is from Professor Dumbledore, who said, ‘It is our choices that show who we truly are far more than our abilities.’”
“This trial will soon be over, but there will be many choices for all of us in the days ahead, the most pressing of which is how each of us will decide to fulfill our oath. More than our words, our choices will show the world who we really are, what type of leaders we will be and what type of nation we will be,” the Colorado lawmaker added.