As the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump reaches its final phase, many Americans feel Republicans have intentionally tried to hide evidence to protect Donald Trump from the constitutionally mandated consequences for his actions.
After Republicans voted to make this the first impeachment trial in history that will feature no new witnesses or evidence, all that's left before a vote on whether or not to acquit is each sides' closing arguments.
Having laid out an overwhelming case against the President, all that was left for many Democrats to do was to appeal to their Republican colleagues' sense of justice or honor. While on the Senate floor, House Manager Rep. Jason Crow (D - Colorado), even quoted Albus Dumbledore.
"It's in that spirit that hanging in my son's room is a quote from Harry Potter. The quote is from Professor Dumble… https://t.co/s2ddNOSGZk— Jennifer Shelton (@Jennifer Shelton)1580758144.0
Harry Potter's Dumbledore, cited by Rep. Jason Crow: "It is our choices that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities.”— Jeremy Herb (@Jeremy Herb)1580757854.0
Twitter was in disbelief at the strange government/fantasy crossover.
DRINK! Democrat Rep. Jason Crow just cited Harry Potter on the floor of the Senate.— Steve Guest (@Steve Guest)1580757657.0
@SteveGuest @nani_booboo https://t.co/LKWTuOTSWw— Georgia (@Georgia)1580758579.0
@KFILE @SteveGuest It is our choices that define us.....— Eileen🗽🌉🌐⚓🌊 (@Eileen🗽🌉🌐⚓🌊)1580758018.0
You can find Harry Potter fans everywhere, even in Congress.
@justinbaragona Well at least SOMEONE is reading— Liddle' Take Her Out Kincheloe (@Liddle' Take Her Out Kincheloe)1580759447.0
@DailyCaller Under section 7890 d. Of the Constitution, if you quote Dumbledore on the Senate floor, the POTUS is a… https://t.co/3O5V1bSOav— rebel millennial (@rebel millennial)1580758840.0
@DailyCaller Denver Law School teaches sorcery I guess— Castle Ballymalis ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Castle Ballymalis ⭐️⭐️⭐️)1580758883.0
Though convincing Republicans to do what is morally right but politically difficult may be a lost cause, Crow took his best shot.
@DailyCaller Find someone who loves you as much as the left loves Harry Potter.— 🪕 (@🪕)1580758836.0
At what point in time did Jason Crow decide this was it - this would be the quote that does it https://t.co/SB9FN68Cog— Eryn Michael (@Eryn Michael)1580829095.0
Conservatives online seized upon Crow's use of the quote and dragged him for it.
@DailyCaller It seems reasonable given that this ENTIRE IMPEACHMENT has been that of PURE FICTION.— All American Mom (@All American Mom)1580759475.0
Democrat Rep. Jason Crow citing the fictional literary work of Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore on the floor of th… https://t.co/rhZd5I5yHe— Steve Guest (@Steve Guest)1580758252.0
Meanwhile, most liberals understood where he was coming from.
@DailyCaller Why is this a thing? He put it in context. Why not quote popular and culturally significant art?— D. Equitz 🌒 (@D. Equitz 🌒)1580760211.0
Fortunately, quoting Dumbledore wasn't the only memorable moment from Crow's remarks.
"The facts will continue to come out, whether you subpoena them or not." --House Impeachment Manager and US Army ve… https://t.co/owgTT11KQB— Julie Cohen (@Julie Cohen)1580346392.0
Rep. Jason Crow reads a note he wrote to his children during closing arguments in impeachment trial: "Our system… https://t.co/B7zWxU2b23— CBS News (@CBS News)1580759285.0
Though it seems likely that Donald Trump will be acquitted by the Senate without that body hearing from a singe witness, history will remember what passed for "justice" and those who were willing to fight for it.