Trump says “do it now”…Update:
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced moments ago that she is asking House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler to proceed with articles of impeachment.
She began her statement my referencing some of the founders of the US.
“Another founder, Governor Morris, feared that a president may be bribed by a greater interest to betray his trust. He emphasized that this magistrate is not a king. The people are the king. They, therefore, created a constitutional remedy to protect against a dangerous or corrupt leader: Impeachment,” Pelosi said.
She added, “In America, no one is above the law.”
She then said Trump has “abused his power” as President.
“The President abused his power for his own personal political benefit at the expense of our national security,” Pelosi said.
(Silver Doctors Editors) President Trump is ready for a fight!
In an early morning Tweet, the President says to impeach him now!
…..trial in the Senate, and so that our Country can get back to business. We will have Schiff, the Bidens, Pelosi and many more testify, and will reveal, for the first time, how corrupt our system really is. I was elected to “Clean the Swamp,” and that’s what I am doing!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2019
He’s apparently shifted strategy from “drain the swamp” to “clean the swamp”.
Meanwhile, Pelosi is set to deliver a statement any minute now.
Via Washington Post: