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Jamie Raskin is taking the concept of Democrats in the wilderness to a whole new level.
Before winning his first term in Congress in November, Raskin was known in Maryland as a powerful state senator who helped legalize same-sex marriage and ban the death penalty.
Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.) said Tuesday that he will not go to the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, reversing his earlier plan to be in attendance.
“These are not normal times and I cannot pretend as if they are. The moral and political legitimacy of this presidency are in the gravest doubt,” Raskin said in a statement.
Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) was appointed to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) this Thursday to serve in the 115th Congress, a week ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
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Rep. Jamie Raskin, one of Maryland's two new congressmen, will serve on the House Judiciary Committee -- returning to work he began as an intern 36 years ago.
Congressional Progressive Caucus members interrupt certification of electoral votes to raise concerns about voter suppression.
Jamie Raskin has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for less than a week, but he isn’t joining a newly energized and resurgent Democratic caucus like he hoped. Instead, he’ll be a freshman member of a party stuck in the political wilderness.
With the House and Senate stacked for the GOP and a billionaire Republican business mogul about to enter the White House, 2017 is a strange time to be a progressive freshman member of Congress.