Pelosi Directs House To Proceed With Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called for articles of impeachment to be drawn up against President Donald Trump.

Washington, DC – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) directed U.S. House of Representatives committee chairs on Thursday morning to proceed with articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Pelosi invoked principles of the Founding Fathers, claiming that President Trump was exactly why impeachment had been included in the Constitution of the United States – to protect the new country from wanna-be monarchs.

"Today, I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment," Pelosi told reporters from a podium in front of her office on Thursday morning. "The President leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt once again the election for his own benefit."

The vote, if it passes, will make President Trump only the third President to be impeached in U.S. History, CNN reported.

The move came one day after the U.S. House Judiciary Committee held its first impeachment hearing.

"The facts are uncontested,” Pelosi declared. “The President abused his power for his own personal political benefit at the expense of our national security by withholding military aid and a crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement of an investigation into his political rival.”

President Trump, who had said he welcomes the process, posted a tweet ahead of Pelosi’s big announcement urging Democrats to pick up the pace.

The Democrats impeachment case is based on the allegation that President Trump abused his position by asking the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s connection to their government.

Democrats have alleged that President Trump threatened to withhold military aid from the Ukraine, CNN reported.

However, the only direct evidence offered at any of the hearings related to the Democrats two-month-long investigation of the Ukraine issue was U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland’s testimony that President Trump had told him unequivocally that he wanted “no quid pro quo” for releasing of military aid, according to Reuters.

The GOP maintains that Democrats are using impeachment as a workaround for getting rid of a President that they hate.

Pelosi took offense to the word “hate” when a reporter used it to describe her feelings towards President Donald Trump, CNN reported.

"As a Catholic, I resent your using the word 'hate' in a sentence that addresses me. I don't hate anyone," Pelosi said. "So don't mess with me when it comes to words like that."

"This has absolutely nothing to do with politics," she insisted.

Republicans have slammed their opposition for holding hearings with nothing but witnesses testifying about their impressions and opinions, CNN reported.

"Speaker Pelosi just unilaterally decided to proceed with articles of impeachment. Even after yesterday's disastrous hearing," House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) tweeted. "She proved what we already knew: She doesn't care about facts or truth. Dems have no case. She's rushing because she knows she's lost public support."

A small group of committee chairs that includes Pelosi, Schiff, and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-New York) are expected to draft the articles but it's not yet known what all will be included, CNN reported.

President Trump has suggested that it was time for the House to bring in Biden and his son, along with Pelosi and House Intelligence committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-California) to testify.

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Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Excellent! She played right into Trump's hands! He implored her to get this thing going, while the Senate is still stacked in his favor and she complied! LOL!

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lashes out at a reporter who asks if she hates President Trump. “I was raised in a Catholic house. We don’t hate anyone, not anybody in the world,” Pelosi says. “So don’t you accuse me.”

walkintall
walkintall

This whole mess is too convoluted to even use the word "facts" in it at all.

OscarLundin
OscarLundin

None of the impeachment hearings make any sense.

JBoH
JBoH

This is just political theater and Dems and Repubs both know it. Even if impeachment succeeds, the trial is destined to fail in the Senate. This is a huge waste of resources and energy when the real goal of the hearings is an attempt to influence the next presidential election.

Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

Such a joke. "someone" heard something Pres. Trump maybe said and for that reason, this kangaroo court is going on. It's a total waste of taxpayer money and time where other really important issues need to be addressed. We have illegal aliens who have been deported coming back and killing citizens. That and so many other internal things desperately need to be addressed but the Dem's are so bitter they lost the election. Get over it. If the public doesn't want him after his service they will vote him out in the next election. I just also learned that one of Kavanaugh's accusers took her claim back and said she wanted to clear her conscience : o

DNW
DNW

Given the national debt of 23 trillion, this is a criminal waste of money.

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

Do you think we could get the Bronx Freedom Fund to post bail for the Trump people who got indicted?

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

This idiot goes after a reported by saying “don’t mess with me”, then she states she doesn’t hate anybody that she was raised Catholic. So now she brings religion into it, after taking down the sign above her that read “In God We Trust”!! She has been after Trump since the night of the election. They set themselves up for this when they are the ones that has spent 3 years investigating bogus claims and totally neglected the American people. Furthermore they have wasted millions of dollars on investigations on hearsay. They should be required to pay back every bit of the money they have wasted. Lastly it’s time that the people take our country back from these nut cases that are going against the voters that elected President Trump.

LAW169
LAW169

This is nothing more than payback for impeaching Slick Willy in the 90s. The libtards tried to impeach Bush and now Trump. If a Republican follows Trump, they’ll try to impeach him too. Liberal Losers. What would our Country be like if the DNC didn’t exist. How much more could we get done by lowering taxes and cutting government spending? What if Congress actually did what the Constitution mandates and no more? What if........?

Mic911
Mic911

"This has absolutely nothing to do with politics," she insisted. Then tell us what it does, maybe because you "hate" Trump!! Another side note , Pelosi invoked principles of the Founding Fathers, claiming that President Trump was exactly why impeachment had been included in the Constitution of the United States. Now answer this...when our founding fathers wrote the Constitution (which the Doofacrats have no clue what it really says) how did they know Trump would be President? Or even Clinton (who was a Doofacrat himself)? Pelosi needs to be impeached along with the rest of her dumbass party members for wasting our money on this "witch hunt". Sure we all would love to see term limits, but remember the same people on the Hill would be voting on it, that would be cutting their own throats! There has to be another way, this bullshit is getting out of hand and our country is circling the toilet!!! They need to get back to the business of doing the jobs the people voted them in for!!! Yup I am a cranky old salt Navy Veteran from the Vietnam days, proud of my country. Just wish I could go to DC and sit in chambers one day and then stand up and say what I really think of them all.

HonorYourHeroes
HonorYourHeroes

She's stupid as much as she is a bigot.

Musicray
Musicray

She’s just a bitter old c%#t! she wants her legacy to be that she’s the person to have brought down a president...

Dezertgem
Dezertgem

I am so disgusted by all this AND the rest of what the dems are doing to our President!

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

Trump is going to completely dominate the 2020 election and if you support him or oppose these progressive loonies, be certain to vote for him.