Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) gave the House of Representatives the green light for the legislative body to vote to impeach President Trump.
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.”
The Speaker also accused President Trump of abusing his power.
— CNN (@CNN) December 5, 2019
Pelosi promoted her decision on Twitter.
Over the past few weeks, the American people have heard the testimony of truly patriotic career public servants, distinguished diplomats and decorated war heroes. The facts presented are uncontested. The President has engaged in abuse of power.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) December 5, 2019
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham slammed Pelosi on Twitter.
.@SpeakerPelosi & the Democrats should be ashamed. @realDonaldTrump has done nothing but lead our country – resulting in a booming economy, more jobs & a stronger military, to name just a few of his major accomplishments. ?? We look forward to a fair trial in the Senate.
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) December 5, 2019
Pelosi’s statement follows yesterday’s Judiciary Committee hearing with four law professors.
Three of the law professors supported impeaching President Trump while one professor opposed it.
Professor Pamela Karlan displayed an emotional bias against the president including bringing President Trump’s youngest son into her comments.
Democrat "witness" Pamela Karlan is completely UNHINGED.
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 4, 2019
Professor Jonathan Turley strongly opposed the impeachment process.
He believes Democrats do not have proof the president committed a crime and he was particularly disturbed at the pace of the impeachment.
Turley went even further and said House Democrats’ impeachment effort was an abuse of power.
Turley to Congress: “If you impeach a president, if you make a high crime & misdemeanor out of going to the courts, it is an abuse of power. It’s your abuse of power. You’re doing precisely what you’re criticizing the president for doing.” pic.twitter.com/ipbh8EtyVw
— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) December 4, 2019
Democrats wanted to impeach President Trump since he was elected, however, the decision to move forward with the effort to remove him from office will backfire.