Pelosi announces Dems moving forward with impeachment; Trump says, bring it … ‘We will win!’

President Donald Trump challenged Democrats to bring it on and get impeachment business over with as Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House is moving ahead.

Trump reacted to Pelosi’s announcement Thursday that Democrats will “proceed with articles of impeachment” by tearing into the move that “will be used routinely to attack future Presidents.”

The president confidently declared that “we will win,” pointing to a united GOP front in the face of the Democrats’ relentless attempts to remove him from office.

Pelosi announced Thursday that Democrats have “no choice but to act” in the wake of Trump’s actions, declaring in an address that she has asked House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y. to “proceed with articles of impeachment.”

(Video: Fox News)

“Over the past few weeks, through the Intelligence Committee working with the Foreign Affairs and Oversight Committees, the American people have heard the testimony of truly patriotic, career public servants, distinguished diplomats and decorated war heroes,” the California Democrat said after a long-winded history lesson about the Founding Fathers and declaring that it is necessary “to address, among other grievances, the president’s failure to faithfully execute the law.”

“The facts are uncontested,” she claimed, on the heels of a sometimes contentious House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday with four law professors, but no fact witnesses into back the Democrats’ allegations that the president used U.S. military aid to leverage an investigation of the Bidens by the government of Ukraine.

“The president abused his power for his own personal political benefit at the expense of our national security by withholding military aid and crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement of an investigation into his political rival,” Pelosi said in her strangely stilted address in which she often appeared dazed.

“Today I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment,” she declared.

“The president’s actions have seriously violated the Constitution,” she added, dramatically claiming democracy itself 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.”

Before her announcement, an already fed-up Trump tweeted that Democrats should not just talk the talk but take action. He referred to Wednesday’s hearing with legal scholars as a “historically bad day yesterday in the House” for the “Do Nothing Democrats,” in a series of tweets in which he declared that “they have no Impeachment case.”

“Therefore I say, if you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast,” he dared Democrats, challenging them to move ahead “so that our country can get back to business.”

He predicted that a Senate trial “will reveal, for the first time, how corrupt our system really is.”

A Senate trial could cost Democrats dearly as the majority Republicans will be able to call their own witnesses, including House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and the son of former Vice President Joe Biden. And extended impeachment proceedings will not likely draw more support from voters, who are already disaffected by the process, as the 2020 race picks up steam.


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