The day has come.
Sure, we all knew that this was coming, some of us on the left even believed that we would get to get this point years ago, but today it became official: The Democrats will be moving ahead with articles of impeachment against Donald Trump.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced Thursday that she was asking the House Judiciary Committee and chairmen of other committees to proceed with drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, saying “the president leaves us no choice but to act.”
“Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders and our heart full of love for America, today, I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment,” Pelosi said in a brief televised statement from the Capitol, speaking directly to the American people.
The facts of Trump’s alleged wrongdoing involving Ukraine, she said, “are uncontested.”
Of course, the fact do seem to be contested – a point raised during yesterday’s Judiciary Committee hearings by a number of House Republicans.
“The president abused his power for his own personal, political benefit at the expense of our national security by withholding military aid and crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement of an investigation into his political rival,” Pelosi said, adding that his actions “seriously violated the Constitution.”
“Our democracy is what’s at stake,” Pelosi continued. “The president leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his own benefit.”
What these articles of impeachment will contain is still unknown, and Pelosi was mum on the meat-and-potatoes of the situation during a mid-morning press conference.
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