President Donald Trump asserted Friday that House Democrats have trivialized impeachment to gain political points after the House Judiciary Committee voted to approve two articles of impeachment against him.
First, Trump repeated the familiar “sham,” “hoax,” and “witch hunt” claims about the process and said he didnt watch the vote because he was finalizing a new trade deal with China. “Were dealing with a lot of corrupt people. There was nothing done wrong. To use the power of impeachment on this nonsense is an embarrassment to this country,” Trump added.
“Youre trivializing impeachment,” he told reporters at the White House. The tool of impeachment, he added, is “supposed to be used in an emergency,” as intended by the framers of the Constitution.
Currently, Democrats are trying to use impeachment for political gain, Trump continued.
“Someday, therell be a Democrat president and therell be a Republican House, and I suspect theyre going to remember it,” Trump said.
“To be using this for a perfect phone call, where the president of [Ukraine] said there was no pressure whatsoever—didnt even know what we were talking about … Ive done much for them than Obama,” he said.
The House Judiciary Committee this week held debates for several days. On Friday morning, two articles of impeachment passed along a party-line vote, with 23 Democrats voting in favor and 17 Republicans against it.
Democrats have accused the president of endangering the U.S. Constitution, jeopardizing national security, and undermining the integrity of the 2020 election by asking Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a July phone call to investigate Biden in exchange for military aid. However, Trump, Zelensky, and other top Ukrainian officials have denied Democrats claims.
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