After a brief trip to London for a NATO summit, President Donald Trump was back on Twitter Thursday slamming the House Democrats’ ongoing impeachment inquiry.
In a series of tweets, he blasted the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing, calling it “a historically bad day,” and urged Democrats to impeach him “now.”
“The Do Nothing Democrats had a historically bad day yesterday in the House. They have no Impeachment case and are demeaning our Country. But nothing matters to them, they have gone crazy. Therefore I say, if you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast.”
…..trial in the Senate, and so that our Country can get back to business. We will have Schiff, the Bidens, Pelosi and many more testify, and will reveal, for the first time, how corrupt our system really is. I was elected to “Clean the Swamp,” and that’s what I am doing!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2019
Just over an hour later, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) held a press conference to announce that she was asking the House Judiciary Committee to draw up articles of impeachment against the president.
“Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our Founders and our hearts full of love for America, today, I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment.”
White House spokesperson Stephanie Grisham responded to Pelosi’s comments saying Democrats should be “ashamed,” adding, “We look forward to a fair trial in the Senate.”
.@SpeakerPelosi & the Democrats should be ashamed. @realDonaldTrump has done nothing but lead our country – resulting in a booming economy, more jobs & a stronger military, to name just a few of his major accomplishments. ?? We look forward to a fair trial in the Senate.— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) December 5, 2019
Trump blasted the impeachment process, saying the “important and seldom used act of Impeachment” would be used “routinely” against future presidents.
….This will mean that the beyond important and seldom used act of Impeachment will be used routinely to attack future Presidents. That is not what our Founders had in mind. The good thing is that the Republicans have NEVER been more united. We will win!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2019
Since the start of the impeachment proceedings, reports indicated that House Democrats were eying a vote on impeachment before the Christmas recess.
However, the House Democratic leadership has reportedly been warning members that the schedule may now be too tight to hold the impeachment vote this month, citing other legislation they want to pass, such as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and a budget to keep the government open.