Jamie Raskin, the House Democrat leading the impeachment of Donald Trump, remembered his son Tommy on Sunday and said: â ???? I will not lose my son at the end of 2020 and I will lose my country and republic in 2021. It will not happenâ ????
Tommy Raskin, a Harvard law student struggling with depression, died on New Years Eve. He was 25 years old
His father, a constitutional law professor and representative from Maryland, was named senior impeachment manager for Trump’s second Senate trial this week, with the president being charged for a second time because he died on Jan. January instigated the attack on the US Capitol, in which five people died, to further his unsubstantiated claim that the election had been stolen
Trump’s trial could begin immediately after Joe Biden came to power on Wednesday Raskin discussed the impeachment of CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday. He was also asked about his son
“Tommy was a remarkable person” he said He had an overwhelming love for humanity and for our country, in his heart and really for everyone in the world. We lost him on the very last day of this terrible year 2020, and he did leave us a message that read: “Please forgive me, my illness has won today, take care of each other, the animals and the global poor for me all my love, Tommy”
People asked why he agreed to play such a high role in the impeachment process at such a difficult time
???? First of all ???? he said with a laugh, “I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to say no to Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi to anything”She was actually very sensitive and thoughtful, but she wanted me to do it because she knows that I have dedicated my life to the Constitution and the Republic. I am a professor of constitutional law, but I really did it with my son in my heart and helped to show the way I feel it in my chest
â ???? As we counted the votes of the electoral college and [the Capitol] came under this ridiculous attack, I felt my son with me and I was most concerned about our youngest daughter and son-in-law who is married to our other daughter that day was with me and was caught in a room outside the house
â ???? Between them and me was an angry armed mob who could easily have killed them and knocked on the doors where they and my chief of staff Julie hid under a desk for days
â ???? These events are for me personally. There was an attack on our country, there was an attack on our peopleâ ????
When asked how he could deal with such a “trauma in addition to trauma”, Raskin said: “I will not lose my son by the end of 2020″and lose my country and republic in 2021 It won’t happen
â ???? And the vast majority of Americans, Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, reject armed insurrection and violence as a new way of doing business in America. We won’t do that
â ???? This was the most terrible crime that a President of the United States has ever committed against our country. And I want everyone to feel the gravity and solemnity of these events at the same time, of course, that we are all deeply rooted in President-Elect Biden and Vice-President-Elect [ Kamala] Harris are invested to move the country forwardâ ????
According to the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four Americans under the age of 25 has considered suicide since the coronavirus pandemic began.Raskin was asked if he had a message for people who either personally or in family members were having Depression has to do with
“We don’t want to lose anyone” he said We have heard from thousands and thousands of people across the country and if any of them are out there, thank you for your kindness to our familyâ ????
He added that the family established the Tommy Raskin Memorial Fund for People and Animals, which now has more than 400Contains $ 000 His classmates at Harvard Law School raised 5000 or 6$ 000 believed to determine the causes would go on
“But we don’t have to wait for people to die for people to listen to them”We can listen to you now”
In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 800-273-8255 or on call for assistance.You can also send HOME on 741741 to connect with a crisis text counselor.In the UK and Ireland, Samaritans can call 116 123 or be contacted by email at jo @ samaritansorg or jo @ samaritansdh In Australia the crisis relief service is Lifeline 13 11 14 Further international helplines can be found at wwwFreundeorg
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