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From a black woman representing a couple of islands in the Caribbean who doesn't have a vote in the House:

Plaskett on Trump's acquittal: 'We didn't need more witnesses, we needed more senators with spines'

"I know that people are feeling a lot of angst and believe that maybe if we had (a witness) the senators would have done what we wanted, but, listen, we didn't need more witnesses, we needed more senators with spines," Plaskett, who represents the US Virgin Islands' at-large congressional district and served as one of nine impeachment managers, told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."
by Bernard on Sun Feb 14th, 2021 at 07:31:19 PM EST
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Had Rob Portman as mentor and worked in the Bush administration ... knows how to speak to members across the isle ...

How Stacey Plaskett became the Virgin Islands' voice in Congress | Roll Call |

by Oui on Sun Feb 14th, 2021 at 09:09:34 PM EST
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across the isle   Good pun :)
by Bernard on Mon Feb 15th, 2021 at 07:59:21 AM EST
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