Democratic impeachment manager shares quote from "Harry Potter's" Dumbledore during trial

Rep. Jason CrowJason CrowHere are the lawmakers who have self-quarantined as a precaution Trump set to confront his impeachment foes Democratic impeachment manager shares quote from "Harry Potter's" Dumbledore during trial MORE (D-Colo.), a House impeachment manager, on Monday quoted the “Harry Potter” character Albus Dumbledore during his closing remarks in President TrumpDonald John TrumpMilitary personnel to handle coronavirus patients at facilities in NYC, New Orleans and Dallas Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has total of 20 patients: report Fauci says that all states should have stay-at-home orders MORE's Senate impeachment trial.

The Colorado Democrat turned to the best-selling franchise when wrapping up his arguments, citing the Hogwarts headmaster in a quote that he said hangs on his son’s wall. 

“My wife and I have tried to teach our kids that what we can always control are our choices,” Crow said.

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"It's in that spirit that hanging in my son's room is a quote from 'Harry Potter,'” he added. “The quote is from Professor Dumbledore, who said, ‘It is our choices that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities.’ ”

The congressman argued in his closing statements that the senators have a duty to convict Trump on the articles of impeachment that the House managers have supported. 

The GOP-majority Senate last week voted against adding additional witnesses and documentation for the impeachment trial after the House managers had argued that it was necessary. The upper chamber’s Friday vote likely sealed President Trump’s acquittal when the Senate officially votes Wednesday.

The House voted to impeach the president on articles of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in December.