The House is moving forward with impeachment.
Moments ago, Democrats announced they will vote on whether to remove President Trump on two specific articles – abuse of power and obstruction of justice on Congress. They allege they’re “charging the president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, with committing high crimes and misdemeanors,” as quoted by CNBC.
“Unlike President Trump, we understand that our duty, first and foremost, is to protect the Constitution and to protect the interests of the American people,” Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler said. “That is why we must take this solemn step today. Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine “compromised our national security and threatened the integrity of our elections.”
In return, 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!”
However, even if it Passes the House, It’ll Fail in the Senate
Republicans are not likely to support impeachment in the Senate — where two-thirds majority is needed to remove a sitting President. Considering that GOP leaders have already dug in, and that not one House Republican voted in favor of impeachment, this “show” will go nowhere.
However, once it does make its way to the U.S. Senate, President Trump already said they would call on Pelosi to testify, along with House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
In addition, Trump wants the House to push a “fast” impeachment, so it can move to the Senate. “They have no Impeachment case and are demeaning our Country,” Trump said, as quoted by NBC News. “But nothing matters to them, they have gone crazy. I say, 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.”
This should be interesting. Stay tuned for more on this developing story.