Jason Crow

When Jason Crow went to Congress last January after becoming the first Democrat to win his swing district in the eastern Denver suburbs, he was one of only 15 members of his party who did not vote for Nancy Pelosi to be speaker of the House.

Just over a year later, Pelosi announced that she had picked Crow to be one of the seven House Democrats who will be impeachment managers in the Senate trial of President Trump.

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Early Wednesday morning, Rep. Jason Crow showed up unannounced at the immigration detention facility in Aurora. He wanted to know about the health conditions of detainees. So he asked for a tour, but officials there turned him away.

"We were told about the conditions at the facility being very substandard, you know, both health and food, and just the cleanliness of the facility," said Crow, a Democrat who represents the 6th District east of Denver.

Rep. Jason Crow
U.S. House of Representatives

Military service is one thing freshman congressman Jason Crow shares with Mike Coffman, the Republican he ousted in last year's election.

KUNC's Michael de Yoanna spoke with Rep. Crow, a Democrat who represents Colorado's 6th District east of Denver, about everything from an effort to make military bases greener to his party's push against dark money in politics.