House speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday she is asking the House Judiciary Committee to move forward with preparing articles of impeachment against Donald Trump.
Quoting from the founding fathers about the danger of a president betraying the nation's trust to foreign powers, Pelosi pointed out that Trump ''did not leave us any choice" but to proceed with the impeachment.
Pelosi also noted that the impeachment investigation had revealed that the President's actions have seriously violated the Constitution, she said, highlighting that his wrongdoings involving Ukraine are "uncontested."
Our President abused his power for his personal, political benefit, Pelosi noticed. In the United States, nobody is above the law, including the President, the House Speaker highlighted, asserting that our democracy is what is at stake.
"The president abused his power for his personal, political purposes, putting the U.S. national security at risk, Pelosi said, adding that his actions "seriously violated the Constitution."
Pelosi made the announcement only one day after the House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing in which three of the four academics opined that the President had committed impeachable offenses, including the pressure he put on Kyiv to investigate Joe Biden's son.
Earlier this week, the Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee revealed a report on President's conduct, saying that Trump used his influence to solicit international interference on his behalf in the upcoming presidential elections. In a separate report, the Republicans declined any wrongdoing from the President.
Shortly after Pelosi's announcement, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said that the House speaker and her fellow Democrats should be ashamed.
Grisham declined any abuse of power from the President's side, highlighting that he has always been working for the nation's well-being. His hard work resulted in a booming economy, more jobs, and a stronger army, to say at least, Grisham noted. "President's administration looks forward to a fair trial in the Senate," she concluded.
In response to Pelosi's announcement, President Trump tweeted that the Republicans have never been more united before. He said he believes in their victory.
Congress is set to be in session until before the week of Christmas. The Democrats now aim to finish their impeachment process by the end of the year. If the House impeaches Trump, the process moves forward to the Senate for a trial in early 2020.
What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with Nancy Pelosi's statement that the President ''did not leave us another choice''?