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

Rep. Jason CrowJason CrowTrump-Afghan deal passes key deadline, but peace elusive Cook shifts 20 House districts toward Democrats Congressional inconsistency continues regarding war powers MORE (D-Colo.), a House impeachment manager, on Monday quoted the “Harry Potter” character Albus Dumbledore during his closing remarks in President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled 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.


"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.