On Tuesday morning, House Democrats formally unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, charging abuse of power in his dealings with Ukraine, as well as obstruction of Congress.
According to NPR, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) argued that Trump “consistently puts himself above the country,” adding that his actions left the House no choice but to act and seek resolution through impeachment.
The report notes that the Judiciary Committee is expected to send the articles—once they’re finalized—to the full House for a vote on whether to impeach Trump.
“Unlike President Trump, we understand that our duty, first and foremost, is to protect the Constitution and to protect the interests of the American people,” Nadler said during the announcement where he appeared alongside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Chairwoman of House Financial Services Committee Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Chairwoman of House Oversight and Reform Committee Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Chairman of House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), and Chairman of House Intelligence Committee Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) according to CNBC. “That is why we must take this solemn step today.”
Trump, for his part, is still blasting the process, calling it “political madness” on Tuesday morning, insisting that he is being impeached over “nothing.”
“To Impeach a President who has proven through results, including producing perhaps the strongest economy in our country’s history, to have one of the most successful presidencies ever, and most importantly, who has done NOTHING wrong, is sheer Political Madness! #2020Election,” he tweeted.