Democrats Make Their Historic Move on Trump

They unveil 2 articles of impeachment
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2019 8:12 AM CST
Democrats Draft 2 Articles of Impeachment Against Trump
President Trump gestures while speaking during a Cabinet meeting in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Tuesday brought another historic milestone in the impeachment process against President Trump. Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders unveiled two articles of impeachment against the president—abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, reports the Hill. Trump, meanwhile, lashed out in a morning tweet. "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!" he wrote.

In Tuesday's news conference, House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler said Trump brought this on himself by using the powers of his office to "seek a personal benefit," a reference to Trump's dealings with Ukraine. "He endangers our democracy, he endangers our national security," said Nadler, per the AP. The 2020 election "is at risk," he added, and "that is why we must act now." Next steps: The judiciary panel is expected to approve the articles of impeachment as early as Thursday and send them to the full House for a vote next week. (More Trump impeachment stories.)

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