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Pelosi asks House Judiciary Committee to proceed with articles of impeachment
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday asked the House committees investigating President Donald Trump to proceed with articles of impeachment.
“The president’s actions have seriously violated the Constitution,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a statement to reporters on Capitol Hill.
He “leaves us no choice but to act,” she said.
Pelosi spoke for about six minutes. She took no questions. WATCH NOWVIDEO05:37Watch Nancy Pelosi’s full statement on Trump impeachment
House Democrats are in the midst of an inquiry into whether Trump abused his power by withholding military aid to Ukraine in exchange for that country announcing investigations for his own political benefit and at the expense of U.S. interests.
Pelosi’s comments confirm what was widely expected: that the Democrat-controlled House will vote on whether to impeach the president.
“Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders, and our heart full of love for America, today I am asking our chairmen to proceed with the articles of impeachment,” she said.
Minutes after Pelosi concluded her remarks, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a tweet that “We look forward to a fair trial in the Senate.”
.@SpeakerPelosi & the Democrats should be ashamed. @realDonaldTrump has done nothing but lead our country – resulting in a booming economy, more jobs & a stronger military, to name just a few of his major accomplishments. We look forward to a fair trial in the Senate.13.2K7:13 AM – Dec 5, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy7,410 people are talking about this
The Judiciary Committee, led by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., will be responsible for drafting specific articles of impeachment. On Wednesday, Nadler’s committee held a public hearing with four legal scholars who discussed whether Trump’s efforts toward Ukraine met the constitutional bar for impeachment.
Trump bashed that proceeding in a pair of tweets prior to Pelosi’s remarks on Thursday morning.
“The Do-Nothing Democrats had a historically bad day yesterday in the House. They have no Impeachment case and are demeaning our Country. But nothing matters to them, they have gone crazy,” he tweeted.
Trump added the Republican-led Senate will call Pelosi to testify, along with former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, whom Trump asked Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to “look into” in a July 25 phone call that helped spark the impeachment probe.
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks about the impeachment inquiry of US President Donald Trump at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on December 5, 2019. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images
The president also claimed that House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who led weeks of private and public impeachment hearings with fact witnesses, will be called to appear in the Senate trial.
A 300-page report published Tuesday, which was compiled by Schiff and Democrats on the Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight committees, synthesized the evidence gathered from those hearings.
It also contained documentary evidence, including phone records that show the Intelligence panel’s top-ranking Republican, Rep. Devin Nunes, calling key figures in the impeachment probe. Those figures include Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, who was deeply involved in the Ukraine efforts, as well as Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, who was arrested in October and charged with conspiracy, lying to the Federal Election Commission and falsifying records.
“The facts are uncontested,” Pelosi said in her remarks. “The president abused his power for his own personal political benefit at the expense of our national security by withholding military aid and crucial oval office meeting in exchange for an announcement of an investigation into his political rival.”