Pelosi asks Democrats to proceed with the impeachment after Trump dares to accelerate
WASHINGTON: President of the Chamber of the United States Nancy Pelosi on Thursday he ordered the Democratic legislators to proceed to write articles of political judgment against the president Donald Trump moments later he challenged them to do so.
If they are going to accuse me, do it now, quickly, so that we can have a fair trial in the Senate, and so that our country can return to business, Trump tweeted shortly after his return from the NATO summit in London. , enraged that the Democrats do nothing ... they have gone crazy and have no case of political judgment and are degrading our country.
The radical non-Democrats on the left have just announced that they will try to accuse me of NOTHING ... https://t.co/d3Xty6z4LQ - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 1575558716000
..... judgment in the Senate, and so that our country can return to business. We will have Schiff, the Bidens, Pelosi ... https://t.co/XJcHnT0Vmb - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 1575550881000
Yes, they have a case, Pelosi said in a formal statement issued shortly thereafter with a backdrop of American flags from the balcony in front of his office in Capitol Hill, headquarters of the United States Congress in front of the White House .
The facts are indisputable. The president abused his power for his own personal political benefit, at the expense of our national security, Pelosi said, adding: Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with loyalty to our founders and a full heart. of love for the United States, today I ask our presidents to proceed with articles of political judgment.
Noting that Trump's bad actions at the heart of our constitution, Pelosi said the president leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt, once again, the elections for his own benefit. He argued that allowing him to continue in office would endanger the republic, because he had violated his oath by pressing a foreign power to help him in the 2020 elections.
For his part, Trump warned that Democrats who hang their hats of political judgment on two totally appropriate (perfect) phone calls with the Ukrainian president (during which they say he sought one), would endanger future presidents. This will mean that the most important and underused political trial will be used routinely to attack future presidents. That is not what our Founders had in mind, he warned.
The good thing is that Republicans have NEVER been more united. We will win! Trump said after warning in his previous tweet that we will have Schiff, the Bidens, Pelosi and many more testify and will reveal, for the first time, how corrupt our system really is.
I was chosen to 'Clean the Swamp' and that is what I am doing! he insisted.
Democrats, who insist that HE is the swamp, have concluded on a party-line basis after a two-month long inquiry by the House Intelligence Committee that Trump abused his power by pressing Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky to announce investigations into former Vice President Joseph Biden and his son, while withholding a White House meeting and $391 million in vital military assistance.
The directive of the President of the Chamber marked a dramatic moment in the Trump Presidency towards the end of his third year, reaching a re-election in November 2020.
Pelosi, the highest-ranking Democrat on the Hill and third in the line of succession to the White House , led the party as it recaptured the House of Representatives last November, and she will once again be a key figure in November 2020 when the both the House of the Representatives and the White House , and one third of the Senate, will be at stake.
As things stand, once the committee led by the Democrats draws up articles of political judgment, it will be put to the vote in the House of Representatives of 435 members, where the Democrats have a comfortable majority, enough to cushion the defection of some Democrats that they may feel vulnerable if they are from districts that Trump won. If the House votes to accuse Trump, the matter goes to the Senate (where Republicans have a majority) for a trial. Only through a conviction, Trump can be removed from office. All this could take place quite quickly, possible before Christmas.
Two presidents of the United States (Andrew Jackson and Bill Clinton) were indicted by the House but were convicted in the trial, which resulted in their continuation in office.