Dear Commons Community,
Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced yesterday morning that the House of Representatives would begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump, pushing ahead with a timetable that could set the stage for a vote before Christmas to charge him with high crimes and misdemeanors.
Invoking the words of the Constitution and the nation’s founders, Ms. Pelosi said it had become clear over two months of investigation that Mr. Trump had violated his oath of office by pressing a foreign power for help in the 2020 election. Allowing Mr. Trump to continue in office without remedy, she said, would come at “the peril of our republic.”
“His wrongdoing strikes at the very heart of our Constitution,” Ms. Pelosi said in a formal address delivered against a backdrop of American flags in the Capitol. “Our democracy is what is at stake. The president leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his own benefit.”
However, the moment of the day might have been when a reporter asked her if she “hated” the president, to which she gave a strong rebuttal (see video above) ending with the admonition “don’t mess with me.”
Don’t hold back, Nancy!