Nadler: Trump is a ‘Threat to the Constitution,’ Should be 'Removed from Office'
Trump slammed the Democrat's impeachment efforts as sham
Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, wrote that President Donald Trump is a 'threat to the Constitution' and recommended he should be removed from office, according to the committee's 658-page report on the articles of impeachment resolution submitted earlier on Monday.
The majority wrote that the President abused his power by requesting interference of Ukraine in the 2020 election, and then obstructing impeachment inquiry into his conduct.
The report, which was released at 12:30 a.m. ET., included a dissent from the committee's minority which described the impeachment case as "not only weak but dangerously lowers the bar for future impeachments."
In the first article, Trump is accused of abusing his presidential power by soliciting Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, while withholding military aid.
In the second article, Trump is accused of obstructing Congress by blocking the House’s investigation of his actions.
Nadler wrote that Trump should be removed and "disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.”
But so far, no Republicans have backed the articles of impeachment.
Moreover, a small group of Democrats who represent GOP-leaning districts, said they might join Republicans in voting against them.
Trump slammed the Democrat's impeachment efforts as sham and harmful to America while insisting he has done nothing wrong.
As the #Democrats push towards #impeachment, President Donald #Trump had a great week despite the media focusing on hearings of the president's so-called 'wrongdoings.'— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) December 15, 2019
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The president reiterated a lot of previous arguments, referring to the investigation as "a hoax" and "a witch hunt," while describing his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, a "perfect phone call."
On Sunday, Democrat Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) confirmed that he was voting against impeachment.
Speaking to a reporter from The Globe on Saturday, Peterson, who is the House Committee on Agriculture chairman, says he will vote against impeaching the president.
Peterson said he could not support the Democratic campaign to impeach Trump over his contacts with Ukraine unless, in the unlikely event that, any actual evidence comes to light.
“Unless they come up with something between now and Wednesday,” Peterson said he will vote against impeachment and expects up to five other Democrats to do the same.