Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi confirmed Thursday she will ask the House Judiciary Committee to draft Articles of Impeachment against President Trump; saying he has “left us no choice but to act.”
“Today I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment,” said the Speaker.
“The president’s actions have seriously violated the Constitution,” she said. “His wrongdoing strikes at the very heart of our Constitution.”
“If we cannot impeach a president who abuses his office for personal advantage, we no longer live in a democracy—we live in a monarchy, or we live under a dictatorship,” Harvard Law professor Noah Feldman said during Congressional hearings earlier this week.
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COLLINS: ‘This is Not Impeachment, This is a Railroad Job and Today is a Waste of Time’
Republican Congressman Doug Collins unloaded on Rep. Jerrold Nadler’s impeachment inquiry Wednesday morning; labeling the process a “railroad job” and a total “waste of time” for all-involved.
“We may be all scrubbed up and looking pretty for impeachment but this is not an impeachment. This is just a simple railroad job and today’s is a waste of time,” Collins told the Committee.
The House Judiciary Committee began the next phase of the Democrats’ impeachment probe Wednesday morning; hours after Intel Chair Adam Schiff published the findings of his party’s efforts to remove President Trump from the White House.
Wednesday’s hearings will feature a handful of legal scholars and professors from Harvard Law School, Stanford, the University of North Carolina, and George Washington University.
GOP Rep. Doug Collins criticizes the impeachment process, saying the Founding Fathers were also "really, really concerned about political impeachment because you just don't like the guy." https://t.co/bQwiCuvmrY pic.twitter.com/ETgVPrdL3F
— ABC News (@ABC) December 4, 2019
“The Founders were concerned about political impeachment because you just don’t like the guy… The Chairman has talked about impeachment since last year before he’s even sworn in as Chairman. Don’t tell me that this is about new things, this is nothing new,” said Rep. Doug Collins.
“This impeachment is not about facts… We’ve already gone through this after Mueller, Emoluments, the list goes on,” he added.
Watch Rep. Doug Collins’ comments above.
'FANTASY ISLAND': Doug Collins RIPS Nadler to His Face, Says Dems ‘Lost in Impeachment Oz’
GOP Rep. Doug Collins slammed Congressman Jerrold Nadler during fiery hearings on Capitol Hill Thursday; saying House Democrats are “lost in impeachment Oz” and are unable to “find their way out of the mess.”
“Today’s ambiguity is a product of the chairman’s own making because there is an easy way to know exactly whether this committee is in #impeachment proceedings: It’s called a vote. A vote of the full House of Representatives,” posted Collins on social media.
“Democrats followed the yellow brick road, and now they’re fully lost in impeachment Oz—try as they might, they can’t find their way out of the mess they’ve made because they think ‘words don’t matter,’” he added.
Democrats followed the yellow brick road, and now they’re fully lost in impeachment Oz—try as they might, they can’t find their way out of the mess they’ve made because they think “words don’t matter.” pic.twitter.com/HIfzf14MzM
— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) September 12, 2019
House Democrats voted Thursday to officially unveil their “guidelines” surrounding an investigation into whether they will recommend filing articles of impeachment against President Trump.
The proposal left most lawmakers -including many Democrats- confused and bewildered as to what the resolution actually means.
“Some call this process an impeachment inquiry. Some call it an impeachment investigation. There is no legal difference between these terms, and I no longer care to argue about the nomenclature,” Nadler said as he opened the hearing. “But let me clear up any remaining doubt: The conduct under investigation poses a threat to our democracy. We have an obligation to respond to this threat. And we are doing so.”
GOP Rep. Doug Collins slammed Nadler’s inquiry, saying his Committee has “become a giant Instagram filter … it’s put in there to look like something, but it’s really not.”
“My colleagues know very well they don’t have the votes to authorize impeachment proceedings on the House floor, but they want to impeach the president anyway,” Collins said. “So, they are pretending to initiate impeachment.”
“Under these procedures, when we have finished these hearings and considered as much evidence we are able to gather, we will decide whether to refer articles of impeachment to the House floor,” Nadler said in his opening statement.