On December 5th, 2019, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi officially asked the chamber to move forward with articles of impeachment.
The announcement comes one day after a group of Democrat-invited law professors explained to the Judiciary Committee why Trump should be impeached.
“The facts are uncontested,” said Pelosi. “The President abused his power for his own personal political benefit at the expense of our national security” when he called the Ukrainian President this summer.
“The president’s actions have seriously violated the Constitution,” she continued. “The president leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his own benefit.”
GOP Senator Lindsey Graham responded to the announcement by calling Pelosi out on her earlier comments that impeachment proceedings should be ‘prayerful and thoughtful.’
“I think this whole thing is a joke,” said Graham. “Mueller, I trusted – I don’t trust Schiff, I don’t trust Nadler to find the truth and the Speaker said it should be bipartisan, it should be prayerful, it should be thoughtful. So, what happened?”
Graham also criticized Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) for subpoenaing other lawmakers’ phone records. “Now, none of us are above the law…but when we start looking into each other’s phone records and who we talk to that gets to be chaos and I will have no part of it.”
White House Press Sec. Stephanie Grisham responded to the announcement with a harshly-worded statement accusing Pelosi of ignoring the will of the American people to accomplish her own selfish goals.
“Democrats’ sham impeachment is a blatant, purely partisan attempt to overturn the results of a free and fair election. By their own admission, Democrats say they have to ‘impeach the President’ because they cannot defeat him at the ballot box,’” wrote Grisham.
“How many Democrats will join her in driving right off the cliff with this illegitimate impeachment hoax? Speaker Pelosi’s instruction to advance this impeachment process – one that has violated every precedent – moves this country toward the most partisan and illegitimate subversion of the Constitution in our history.”
Early Thursday morning, President Trump urged House lawmakers to hurry up and vote on impeachment so the process can move to the GOP-controlled Senate:
“If you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair trial in the Senate, and so that our country can get back to business,” said Trump. “We will have Schiff, the Bidens, Pelosi, and many more testify, and will reveal, for the first time, how corrupt our system really is. I was elected to ‘clean the swamp’ and that’s what I am doing!”
As I have written many times before, the Dems have been looking for an excuse to impeach Trump since the day he was elected.
Here’s what will happen: the House will vote to impeach, the Senate will hold a dramatic trial and vote not to convict. Everything will go back to the way it was and the Dems will have another chance to take the White House in November.
Pelosi’s speech was cringeworthy, the hypocrisy unbearable.