Rep. Val Demings, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, got personal tonight in her opening statement on Capitol Hill.
Demings shared the story of her parents as an example of America's resolve. Her mother cleaned houses and her father was a janitor, She explained how America "is great and decent" with great promise and capable of navigating adversity like this impeachment inquiry.
"This is a defining moment in our history. And it's challenging time for our nation. But America has been through tough times before. And I am sure that we will go through tough times again. So I do not fear this moment or this time," the Florida Democrat said. "I come before you tonight as an American dream realized."