Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) was returning to the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, to help certify the 2020 presidential election results, just days after the tragic death of his only son. Join Washington Post Live for a conversation with Raskin about his experiences that day and his work on the Jan. 6 select committee.

Highlights

“He’s a fact witness to an attempt to overthrow the presidential election and overthrow the constitutional processes of the United States… From what I could tell of the text conversations that he was involved in, he was very concerned and anxious about the direction that Donald Trump and Steve Bannon and the gang were going on January 6.” (Washington Post Live)
“We have enough evidence for anybody who was in the vicinity. Donald Trump was right at the heart of it. We already have robust, bicameral, bipartisan majorities that have established as a legislative and constitutional fact that Donald Trump incited the insurrection.” (Washington Post Live)
“We were ready for every possible parliamentary maneuver and overture. But what we didn’t see was the fascist street violence being unleashed against us, being coordinated with this attempt to perpetrate a political coup.” (Washington Post Live)
“He wanted to increase the maximum good for the maximum number of people and animals, all sentient beings, and so if this helps one person, and we think it’s already helped some people because we’ve been hearing from them, then it’s all to the good that we’ve been public about it.” (Washington Post Live)

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.)

Congressman Jamie Raskin proudly represents Maryland’s 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to his time in Congress, Raskin was a three-term State Senator in Maryland, where he also served as the Senate Majority Whip. He was also a professor of constitutional law at American University’s Washington College of Law for more than 25 years. He authored several books, including the Washington Post best-seller Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court versus the American People and the highly-acclaimed We the Students: Supreme Court Cases For and About America’s Students. Congressman Raskin is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School, and he lives with his wife Sarah Bloom Raskin in Takoma Park, Maryland. They have two daughters, Tabitha and Hannah, and their son, Tommy, passed in December of 2020.