House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday asked the House Judiciary Committee to proceed with articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
- Pelosi’s comments confirm what was widely expected: that the Democrat-controlled House will vote on whether to impeach the president.
- Minutes after Pelosi concluded her remarks, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a tweet that “We look forward to a fair trial in the Senate.”
- The Judiciary Committee, led by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., will be responsible for drafting specific articles of impeachment. On Wednesday, Nadler’s committee held a public hearing with four legal scholars who discussed whether Trump’s efforts toward Ukraine met the constitutional bar for impeachment.
Trump bashed that proceeding in a pair of tweets prior to Pelosi’s remarks Thursday morning.