Democrats: Articles Of Impeachment Accuse Trump Of High Crimes And Misdemeanors
House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, two and a half months after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) first announced a formal impeachment inquiry into the president, according to NBC News.
Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) claims that Trump violated his oath of office and that his committee will consider two articles of impeachment: one for abuse of power and the other for obstruction of Congress, charging Trump “with committing high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Nadler said Trump exercised “the power of his public office to obtain an improper personal benefit” and engaged in “indiscriminate defiance of the impeachment inquiry.”
“The argument, ‘why don’t you just wait?’ amounts to this: ‘Why don’t you just let him cheat in one more election. Why not let him cheat just one more time. Why not let him have foreign help, just one more time,’” said Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA).
Following Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani’s recent trip to Ukraine, Schiff pointed out that Trump “still wants Ukraine to interfere” in the 2020 election and boost his campaign.
Democrats are expected to move quickly and adopt the articles in the Democratic-controlled House, which will then move to the Republican-held Senate. Yet, Senate Republicans remain indignant and have shown no sign they will break with the president on impeachment.