WASHINGTON – As a former Army Ranger who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, Representative Jason Crow, who resigned from a Republican seat in 2018, has quickly emerged in the Democratic caucus as a leading voice in national security.
Based on those credentials and his experience as a litigator, President Nancy Pelosi appointed the Colorado Democrat as political trial manager on Wednesday and selected him as part of the team of legislators who will play a high-profile role in processing the case of the Democrats of the House against President Trump. at the Senate’s trial.
Mr. Crow is a first-rate legislator. – one of only two among a team of managers of seven people – and is not part of any of the committees that have been conducting the political trial investigation. Therefore, their selection to play a high profile role in the impeachment trial underscores the crucial role that first-year national security-minded students have played in the House's investigation.
Crow was among a group of seven freshmen from conservative trend districts, all veterans or former intelligence analysts, who wrote an opinion piece urging Congress to dismiss Trump if the allegations were true that he withheld military aid to Ukraine as part of an attempt to get the country to investigate its political rivals. The piece was seen by many as a crucial development that encouraged Democratic lawmakers to indicate that they had sufficient support, even among their politically vulnerable colleagues. Go ahead and open an investigation about the president.
"He allegedly sought to use the same security assistance dollars that Congress appropriated to create stability in the world, help eradicate corruption and protect our national security interests, for their own personal benefit," Crow and colleagues wrote. "These accusations are impressive, both for the threat to national security they pose and for the possible corruption they represent."
While Mr. Crow is best known for his defense of gun security measures and his service in the Army, where he was honored with the Bronze Star, he worked as a litigator after his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, specializing in defense. White collar and government research
Since then, he has become one of the most frank freshmen in a district that urges the House to face Trump.
"If Congress does not address these abuses, then our system of checks and balances will have failed," Crow said shortly after announcing that he would support the political trial investigation. "It is clear that we must respond with the full weight of Congress."