WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP/KXAN) — Speaker of the House Speaker Pelosi announces House is moving forward with official impeachment inquiry, says ‘no one is above the law.’
During an announcement on Tuesday afternoon, Pelosi said:
“I can say with authority that the Trump Administration’s actions undermine both our national security and our intelligence and our protections of whistle blowers.”
Impeachment momentum has gained momentum in recent days following a whistle blower complaint about a series of events involving Trump — including a summer phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
Trump is said to have pressed Zelenskiy to help investigate corruption involving Biden and his son. In the days before the call, Trump ordered advisers to freeze $400 million in military aid for Ukraine, and Democrats want to know if that was an attempt to exert leverage over the Eastern European nations to go after the former vice president and his son.
“The actions taken to date by the President have seriously violated the Constitution, especially when the President says, ‘Article II says I can do whatever I want.”
Meanwhile, Trump took to Twitter to deliver his response to the announcement, saying:
History of impeached presidents