Why Rep. Stacey Plaskett is Making History

… and why I choose to write about her

Valerie J. Alexander, Ph.D.
engendered

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U.S. House of Representative Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) during day two of the second impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump (screengrab from YouTube.com)

Audacious. Brilliant. Classy.

These are words I attribute to U.S. House Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI).

This week, the nation had a chance to hear House impeachment managers lay out their case for the conviction of Donald J. Trump. In my estimation, they have all been calm, poised, professional, passionate, and at times, emotional. I have marveled at their ability to methodically organize the facts and timeline of the case, while interspersing video clips that tell a more compelling story than any words can do alone.

I, personally, give them all credit for a job well done. In recognition, they are: lead manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA), Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO), Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI), and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA).

Regardless of what side of the issue you stand, it is next to impossible (in my estimation) to denounce the good job they have done.

But on day two of the trials, the internet was flooded with comments about one manager in particular. That is, Rep. Stacey Plaskett.

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Valerie J. Alexander, Ph.D.
engendered

Political scientist, sociologist, and theologian by training. I write about politics, racism, faith, and whatever hits me. Twitter: @Alexander247_9