December 5, 2019
Courtesy of NPR: “ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced Thursday morning that House Democrats will move ahead with drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump, though she did not define the scope of those articles.
“His wrongdoing strikes at the very heart of our Constitution,” Pelosi said, referring to Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate political rivals while hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid were on hold earlier this year.
In brief remarks from the Capitol, Pelosi said “the President leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his own benefit.” She said Trump “has engaged in abuse of power, undermining our national security and jeopardizing the integrity of our elections.”
Pelosi continued, “Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders and our heart full of love for our America, today I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment.” The chairs of the House Judiciary, Foreign Affairs, intelligence and oversight committees have been leading the inquiry.