Democrats Announce Articles of Impeachment Against Trump: Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress
What happened to the quid pro quo and bribery?
House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
The Judiciary Committee will vote on the two articles later this week.
Nadler said on abuse of power: “It is an impeachable offense for the president to exercise the powers of his public office to obtain an improper personal benefit while ignoring or injuring the national interest. That is exactly what president trump did when he solicited and pressured Ukraine to interfere in our 2020 presidential election.”
Nadler explained obstruction of Congress: “A president who declares himself above accountability, above the American people and above congress’ power of impeachment — which is meant to protect against threats to our democratic institutions — is the President who sees himself as above the law.”
Schiff claimed that Trump continues to abuse his power as president, which left the Democrats “no choice” but to proceed with impeachment.
He insisted if the Democrats did nothing it would make them “complicit in the President’s abuse of his high office, the public trust and our national security.”
The Democrats control the House, but the Republicans have the majority in the Senate. It is unlikely impeachment will succeed in the Senate.
Earlier this morning, Trump tweeted:
To Impeach a President who has proven through results, including producing perhaps the strongest economy in our country’s history, to have one of the most successful presidencies ever, and most importantly, who has done NOTHING wrong, is sheer Political Madness! #2020Election
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2019
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