House will 'proceed with articles of impeachment' against Trump, Nancy Pelosi announces
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has announced the next phase of impeachment in the House.
Pelosi announced Thursday that she would be asking House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) to "proceed with articles of impeachment" against President Trump. "The president leaves us no choice but to act" after he "engaged in abuse of power, undermining our national security, and jeopardizing the integrity of our elections," Pelosi said.
Pelosi's announcement was heavy on history, starting with a reflection of how America's founders included an impeachment power in the Constitution because they "feared the prospects of a king president corrupted by foreign influence." Trump's "actions are in defiance of the vision of our founders, and in the oath of office that he takes to preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the United States," Pelosi finished.
Pelosi's announcement came after weeks of public and closed-door testimonies from impeachment witnesses before the House Intelligence Committee, and a day after legal scholars testified for the House Judiciary Committee.