Beltway headlines are buzzing and listing numerous Democrats “jockeying” for impeachment manager positions including Colorado’s own Boulder Democrat, Joe Neguse.
Pretty bold move for a freshman Democrat to lobby for this role of a lifetime to create a legacy for themselves and raise significant campaign funds, amongst all those other qualified Democrats who have decades of experience bashing Republicans.
So far, Neguse managed to get his name dropped in a Politico article.
Interestingly, Neguse was not mentioned at all in an NBC News article on Congressional Black Caucus efforts to make sure their members are represented.
Several members with experience in prosecution where mentioned.
Neguse was not one of them.
The Washington Post doesn’t mention Neguse, either. Instead, they report:
Two members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Reps. Val Demings (D-Fla.) and Terri A. Sewell (D-Ala.), have played prominent roles in the investigations. Sewell is the third-ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee while Demings, a former sheriff, is one of just two Democrats to serve on both the Intelligence and Judiciary committees.
As a matter of fact, the Post reports “showboats need not apply.”
If the speaker sees a Democrat openly campaigning for the appointment, trying to boost his or her profile, she will almost certainly knock that candidate off the list.