This is a day that will go down in history as a turning point in the presidency of Donald Trump. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has announced that Congress will begin impeachment proceedings. Here’s part of what she said:
“This week the President has admitted to asking the President of Ukraine to take actions which would benefit him politically. The actions of the Trump presidency revealed the dishonorable fact of the president’s betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security, and betrayal of the integrity of our elections. Therefore, today, I’m announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. I’m directing our six committees to proceed with their investigations under that umbrella of impeachment inquiry. The president must be held accountable. No one is above the law.”
Watch the full statement above.
Trump offered this up on Twitter after Pelosi’s speech.
Such an important day at the United Nations, so much work and so much success, and the Democrats purposely had to ruin and demean it with more breaking news Witch Hunt garbage. So bad for our Country!
Pelosi, Nadler, Schiff and, of course, Maxine Waters! Can you believe this?
They never even saw the transcript of the call. A total Witch Hunt!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2019