House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made it official, branding herself with the permanent mark of this impeachment sham by announcing on Thursday that Democrats will proceed with articles of impeachment against President Trump.
Pelosi claimed that the president’s conduct “leaves [democrats] no choice but to act.”
“Today, I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment,” Pelosi stated during her brief address, referring to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler.
“The president’s actions have seriously violated the Constitution,” she argued. Claiming America’s democracy is at stake, she said: “The president leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his own benefit”
Pelosi was spot on about someone trying to corrupt the election, but it’s certainly not the president, instead it’s the Democrats who are trying to put on this circus to ensure the Trump does not secure the re-election.
The announcement follows a heated House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday featuring four law professors – most of them Democrat-invited witnesses who presented arguments for impeachment. Pelosi claimed the facts are now “uncontested” that Trump “abused his power for his own personal political benefit at the expense of our national security” by allegedly using aid as leverage to seek an investigation of the Bidens from Ukraine.
The White House swiftly hit back, with Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham tweeting the Democrats “should be ashamed.”
Trump “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,” she tweeted.
Trump also weighed in on the announcement via twitter:
“The Do Nothing, Radical Left Democrats have just announced that they are going to seek to Impeach me over NOTHING. They already gave up on the ridiculous Mueller ‘stuff,’ so now they hang their hats on two totally appropriate (perfect) phone calls with the Ukrainian President.”
“This will mean that the beyond important and seldom used act of Impeachment will be used routinely to attack future Presidents. That is not what our Founders had in mind. The good thing is that the Republicans have NEVER been more united. We will win!”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also railed against Pelosi on the floor, saying “all impeachment all the time” is preventing other work from getting done.
At Wednesday’s hearing, the three professors called upon by the Democratic majority expressed an urgency to impeach the president. Not surprisingly considering one even admitted to crossing the street simply to avoid a building with Trump’s name on it.
“If we cannot impeach a president who abuses his office for personal advantage, we no longer live in a democracy—we live in a monarchy, or we live under a dictatorship,” Harvard Law professor Noah Feldman said.
Reflecting on the testimony, Pelosi said the far-left professors “illuminated without a doubt that the president’s actions are a profound violation of the public trust.”
But the GOP’s witness, Jonathan Turley of George Washington University, warned Democrats not to rush into impeachment, explaining that a stronger foundation was needed to take such a drastic step.
Turley even accused lawmakers of doing “precisely” what they’re condemning Trump for doing. “It’s your abuse of power,” he warned the House should they move to impeach.
Rep. Matt Gaetz, cited another reason why Democrats should not move forward with impeachment right now — the House’s failure to pass vital bills amid the impeachment fight.
“Frankly, we’d love to govern with you,” he said to Democratic colleagues on Wednesday. “We’d love to pass USMCA, we’d love to put out a helping hand to our seniors and lower prescription drug prices. It’s the will of the people you ignore when you continue down this terrible road of impeachment.”