House Democrats officially announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, alleging abuse of power and obstruction.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Committee chairpersons announced the articles of impeachment in a press conference on Tuesday, Dec. 10.
“The framers of the Constitution prescribed a clear remedy for presidents who so violate their oath of office,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y. “No one, not even the president, is above the law.”
The Democrats claim Trump tried to enlist a foreign power to investigate corruption by presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, in the Ukraine.
This makes the third time the Democrats have tried to impeach the president in the last 2 years. The previous two times they were unable to get the votes necessary to proceed with impeachment. But this time they might get lucky.
Nadler said the articles of impeachment meet the Constitutional requirements to charge “the president with high crimes and misdemeanors.”
“Trump has engaged in unprecedented, categorical, and indiscriminate defiance of the impeachment inquiry,” Nadler said.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif. called impeachment “an extraordinary remedy” that needed to be done.
“He has given us no choice,” Schiff said of Trump. “To do nothing would make ourselves complicit in the president’s abuse of his high office.”
Nadler added that Trump interfered in the 2016 elections, and now the 2020 election.
As usual, Trump fired back with both barrels blasting the inquiry as a “WITCH HUNT”.
“Nadler just said that I ‘pressured Ukraine to interfere in our 2020 Election.’ Ridiculous, and he knows that is not true. Both the President & Foreign Minister of Ukraine said, many times, that there ‘WAS NO PRESSURE.’ Nadler and the Dems know this, but refuse to acknowledge!” Trump tweeted.