Pelosi Says Trump ‘seriously violated the Constitution’ and Calls for Formal Impeachment Inquiry

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced a formal impeachment inquiry targeting President Trump over his phone call with the president of Ukraine.

Democrats are incensed over a whistleblower complaint alleging a “promise” made by President Trump to the foreign national leader in a phone conversation, prompting calls for President Trump’s impeachment.

Pelosi charges President Trump with breaking his oath of office and “the integrity of our elections” by seeking help from Ukraine to harm a political rival.

Previously, Pelosi resisted the effort by some House Democrats to initiate impeachment proceedings.

Yesterday, Pelosi changed her tune and announced the decision to move forward on a formal impeachment inquiry and Tweeted President Trump “seriously violated the Constitution.”

Pelosi’s impeachment inquiry decision is backed by Representatives John Lewis (D-GA) and Maxine Waters (D-CA), as well as 2020 presidential candidates, including Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

President Trump called Pelosi’s announcement a “witch hunt” and “presidential harassment” while noting the Democrats have not read the transcript of the phone call which is expected to be released Wednesday.

President Trump announced he will release the phone call transcript with the president of Ukraine.

Representative Peter King (R-NY) called out Pelosi over her impeachment inquiry announcement in a Tweet saying she, “betrayed an indefensible rush to judgment.”

Lost in the attacks against President Trump is the fact that 2020 presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, while serving as vice president, pressured Ukraine to fire a government official that was investigating a natural gas company where his son Hunter was on the board of directors.