White House reacts to Pelosi’s announcement: “We look forward to a fair trial in the Senate”
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham tweeted, “@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.”
Pelosi: Trump has “abused his power” as President
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced moments ago that she is asking House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler to proceed with articles of impeachment.
She began her statement my referencing some of the founders of the US.
“Another founder, Governor Morris, feared that a president may be bribed by a greater interest to betray his trust. He emphasized that this magistrate is not a king. The people are the king. They, therefore, created a constitutional remedy to protect against a dangerous or corrupt leader: Impeachment,” Pelosi said.
She added, “In America, no one is above the law.”
She then said Trump has “abused his power” as President.
“The President abused his power for his own personal political benefit at the expense of our national security,” Pelosi said.
BREAKING: Pelosi asks House to write articles of impeachment
“Today, I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment,” she said.