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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 08:33 PM

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'The slightly rumpled former constitutional law professor and son of a well-known liberal intellectual and antiwar activist has been preparing his entire life for this moment. That it should come just as he is suffering the most unimaginable loss a parent can bear has touched his colleagues on both sides of the aisle.

“I’ve been in awe of the personal strength and character he has shown through all of this, and we’re all supportive of him as a person and his family,” said Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma, the top Republican on the House Rules Committee, who voted with 146 other Republicans to block certification of Mr. Biden’s victory. He added that Republicans regard Mr. Raskin as “a delightful human being.” . .

“Paine said, ‘In the monarchies, the king is the law,” Mr. Raskin told his colleagues. “But in the democracies, the law will be king.”'

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