Here's All You Need To Know About Cheryl Johnson, The Black Woman Who Delivered The Impeachment Articles For That Racist President
The Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives set Twitter on fire with a simple yet momentous act.
Much fanfare was made Wednesday about the Black woman who delivered the Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump from the House of Representatives to the Senate.
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A Black woman is delivering the articles of impeachment. For the white supremacist president. That’s all.— Tiffany Cross (@TiffanyDCross) January 15, 2020
That woman is Clerk of the House of Representatives Cheryl Johnson, who was appointed to the role in December 2018 by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The woman carrying the Articles of Impeachment is Cheryl Johnson, the Clerk of the US House.— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) January 15, 2020
Dr King would be so proud.
“Cheryl Johnson embodies commitment to public service,” Pelosi said in a statement at the time of the appointment, according to Roll Call. “She has dedicated her career to defending and strengthening many of the most important and cherished institutions of our democracy, and we are thrilled that she will be returning to the House of Representatives, where she served with distinction and honor for many years."
Johnson previously spent 10 years as the chief education and investigative counsel for the Committee on Education and the Workforce and also spent time as the staff director and counsel for the Committee on House Administration’s Subcommittee on Libraries and Memorials.
Johnson earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Iowa and her law degree from Howard University, according to her biography on the Clerk of the House of Representatives webpage.
“I am honored to return to this trusted institution,” Johnson said in a statement at the time of her appointment reported by Roll Call. “To be appointed by Speaker-designate Pelosi is powerful and inspiring. I look forward to serving in this new role and am committed to a fair and effective legislative process.”
During the transfer, Clark was performing one of her ritual duties as the clerk by delivering the articles to the Senate.