On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the House will move forward with the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. She claims that what they discovered in the investigation left them "no choice" but to push the impeachment.
It'll be interesting to see what exactly they allegedly discovered. So far, every lie they have come up with to pin on the president has eventually been shot down with the truth. Sometimes it takes a while for the truth to come out, but it always does.
"The president's actions have seriously violated the Constitution," Pelosi said in her address to America, "Our democracy is at stake. The president leaves us no choice but to act."
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Delivered on the august Speaker’s balcony in the Capitol, Pelosi's announcement was not entirely unexpected, as Democrats have been charging ahead for weeks with their investigation into Trump’s handling of foreign policy in Kyiv. But it marks a dramatic development nonetheless — one that increases the likelihood the House could vote on formal impeachment articles against Trump before Christmas.
On Wednesday, the Judiciary Committee had staged its first hearing to examine whether the evidence dug up by the weeks-long investigation of the Intelligence Committee merits impeachment. And many Democrats were expecting Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) to conduct more hearings on the topic. Pelosi on Thursday said there was no need.
"Today, I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment," she said. "The facts are uncontested. The president abused his power for his own political benefit at the expense of our national security, by withholding military aid and a crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement for an investigation into his political rival."
Pelosi added, "Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders and a heart full of love for America, today I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment."