Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced Thursday that the House would proceed with the articles of impeachment, setting the stage for the third time in American history a president would face that judgment.
In a statement laden with references to the founding fathers and their intentions when crafting the Constitution, Pelosi focused on the checks they put in place to ensure a president could not operate as a king.
“If we allow a president to be above the law we do so surely at the peril of the Republic,” she said. “In America, no one is above the law.”
The House speaker made the remarks Thursday morning in an address from the Speaker’s Balcony Hallway, where in September she announced the launch of the impeachment inquiry.
Earlier, President Trump sent a tweet urging Democrats: “If you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair trial in the Senate, and so that our Country can get back to business.”
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