On Thursday, conservative reporter Benny Johnson took to Twitter to break the news that House Democrats are planning to hold the official House impeachment vote next Wednesday.
“Full U.S. House expected to vote on articles of impeachment on Wednesday,” he tweeted.
The impeachment vote will be extremely partisan considering no House Republicans are expected to vote to impeach the President. Despite being the first time in American history where there is no bipartisan support for an impeachment vote, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi doesn’t seem to care.
“The fact is we take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” Pelosi said on Thursday. “No one is above the law; the president will be held accountable for his abuse of power and for his obstruction of Congress.”
Earlier in the week On Tuesday, House Democrats announced that they were filing articles of impeachment against President Trump, accusing him of “obstructing Congress” and “abuse of power.”
“The framers of the Constitution prescribed a clear remedy for presidents who so violate their oath of office,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler. “No one, not even the president, is above the law.”
Check out what Fox News reported:
The key Democratic committee leaders, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., outlined their plans in a brief and pointed statement to the media, and left without taking questions.
Nadler said the judiciary panel will introduce two articles “charging the president with high crimes and misdemeanors.” He said the first is dedicated to “abuse of power,” alleging the president has “exercised the powers of his office for his personal benefit while ignoring or injuring the public interest.” Nadler said Trump put himself before country while endangering national security and America’s democracy.
“Trump has engaged in unprecedented, categorical, and indiscriminate defiance of the impeachment inquiry,” Nadler said.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said that the President left him “no choice.”
“He has given us no choice,” Schiff said. “To do nothing would make ourselves complicit in the president’s abuse of his high office.”
Shortly after the announcement was made, President Donald Trump punched back on Twitter saying, “WITCH HUNT!” This is the same term that he used for the Democrat Russian collusion conspiracy theory.
“Nadler just said that I ‘pressured Ukraine to interfere in our 2020 Election.’ Ridiculous, and he knows that is not true. Both the President & Foreign Minister of Ukraine said, many times, that there ‘WAS NO PRESSURE.’ Nadler and the Dems know this, but refuse to acknowledge!” Trump tweeted.
The two impeachment charges against the President are not even impeachable according to former federal prosecutor Robert Ray.
“My first reaction to that is despite what you just heard from Chairman Nadler, neither one of those is a high crime or misdemeanor,” Ray asserted during an interview on Fox News. “So we have not passed through an investigation over the course of the last several months where it’s not treason, it’s not bribery, it’s not extortion, it’s not a foreign an illegal foreign campaign violation it’s now whatever a majority of the House of Representatives that is controlled by the Democrats say it is, which is abuse of power, abuse of conduct and an inter-branch dispute.”
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