Rep. Jason Crow’s Closing Remarks in Impeachment Trial
Yesterday, Rep. Jason Crow (CO-06) delivered the below closing remarks in his presentation during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Mr. Crow is one of the seven House Impeachment Managers. You can watch his last two minutes here and the full speech here.
“Now before I conclude, I think you all deserve an explanation from me as to why I am standing here. There’s been a lot of conversation the last few years about what makes America great. And I have some ideas about that. I happen to think that what makes America great is that generation after generation, there have been Americans that have been willing to stand up and put aside their self-interest to make great sacrifices for the public good, for our country. I know because I have seen people do that. Like some of the people in this chamber, I have seen people give everything for this country so we could sit here today.
“Now this isn’t politically expedient, it certainly isn’t for me. It’s hard, it requires sacrifice, it’s uncomfortable -- but that is the very definition of public service. That we are here to give of ourselves for the country, for others, at sacrifice to ourselves.
“Those who have given so much for our country deserve nothing less from us now than to try to honor those sacrifices. I have tried to do that the last few days. My time is done and, it is now your turn.”