His daughter asked him not to go.
“It was the day after we buried her brother, our son Tommy, the saddest day of our lives,” said Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.), the lead House impeachment manager.
But Raskin knew he couldn’t stay home on Jan. 6, he explained on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon. And so he invited his daughter Tabitha and his son-in-law, Hank Kronick, to accompany him to the Capitol to “witness this historic event, the peaceful transfer of power in America” — the counting of electoral votes in the presidential election.