Trump's Impeachment Just Moved One Step Closer to Reality
President Donald Trump is being charged with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, House Democrats announced Tuesday.
Two articles of impeachment, including abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, are being launched against U.S. President Donald Trump, House Democrats announced Tuesday morning.
This comes after weeks of both public and closed-door hearings into whether Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate rival Joe Biden by withholding military aid, and subsequently attempting to impede the investigation into the claim.
Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Adam Schiff (D-CA), and Maxine Waters (D-CA) were among the committee chairs to announce the articles on Tuesday.
"The president's continuing abuse of his power has left us no choice," Schiff said, going on to add, "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 just cheat one more time?"
"Our president holds the ultimate public trust. When he betrays that trust and puts himself before country, he endangers the Constitution, he endangers our democracy, and he endangers our national security," Nadler said.
On Monday, Democratic and Republican lawyers testified as to whether they believe there is evidence that Trump abused his power for personal and political gain, with the parties unsurprisingly in complete disagreement.
Trump and many in the GOP have called the inquiry a “sham” despite the testimony of multiple career diplomats that Trump offered a quid pro quo to the president of Ukraine to investigate unfounded claims against Biden.
The House could vote on the articles as early as next week. If any charges pass the House, they will then go to the Senate.