Pelosi says House will begin drafting impeachment charges against President Trump
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said that the House of Representatives will begin drafting impeachment articles against President Trump.
During a press conference on Capitol Hill, Pelosi said of Trump:
"The facts are uncontested. The president abused his power for his own political benefit at the expense of our national security, by withholding military aid and a crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement for an investigation into his political rival."
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The New York Times reports the congresswoman as stating:
“Our democracy is what is at stake. The president leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his own benefit.”
And President Trump has told Democrats to move fast if they plan to impeach him. Shortly before Speaker Pelosi's statement he tweeted:
"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. Therefore I say, if you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair...."
".....trial in the Senate, and so that our Country can get back to business. 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 elected to “Clean the Swamp,” and that’s what I am doing!"