For what they consider to be abuse of power and obstruction, the Democrats have declared two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, creating a much stronger pathway to a significant full House vote next week.
Jerrold Nadler, Judiciary Chairman, believes that Trump has committed acts of “high crimes and misdemeanors” based on the propositioning foreign help to get re-elected and participating “in unprecedented, categorical and indiscriminate defiance” of Congress’s investigation.
Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff and Nadler presented a compacted summary of their claim Tuesday, exclaiming that Trump used his office to coerced the recently elected Ukraine president to advance Trump’s politically motivated personal, investigations for his political benefit.
“The evidence of the president’s misconduct is overwhelming and uncontested,” Schiff said at the Capitol. It “goes to the heart” of whether the U.S. can conduct a free and fair election in 2020, he added.
Nadler supposed the Judiciary panel will advance the articles of impeachment towards the end of the week. This more than likely will set the stage for a full House vote next week. The impeachment trial will occur in the Senate, where the Republican majority is projected to clear him.
Once the task of amending the articles is finished, the Judiciary Committee will be looking forward to sending them to the full House (Democrats control the majority) for a vote on whether to impeach the president.