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On Tuesday evening (Jan. 21) Rep. Hakeem Jeffries quoted The Notorious B.I.G. during impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump.

Trump’s attorney, Jay Sekulow asked “Why are we here?” in regards to the impeachment hearings, and that’s when Jeffries explained before quoting Biggie.

“Why are we here? Let me see if I can just posit that question…We are here, sir because President Trump withheld $391 million dollars in military aid from a vulnerable Ukraine without justification,” Jeffries said.

“We are here, sir, because President Trump corruptly abused his power and then he tried to cover it up. And we are here, sir, to follow the facts, apply the law, begotten by the Constitution and present the truth to the American people.”

“That is why we are here Mr. Sekulow, and if you don’t know, now you know,” he said quoting Biggie.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.

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