WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave the green light to the House Judiciary Committee to start drafting the Articles of Impeachment.
Pelosi said President Trump abused his power by pressuring the Ukrainian President for political favors.
“The president leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his own benefit,” Pelosi said.
Texas Republican Congressman Will Hurd sits on the intelligence committee that investigated the President. He said the President’s actions were wrong, but not impeachable.
“Was there evidence of bribery or extortion?” Hurd said. “I haven’t seen that in the over hundred hours of depositions and hearings that I have participated in.”
If the President is impeached, the Senate will hold a trial to decide if he should be removed from office.
Pam Bondi, Special Advisor to the President, said the White House is gearing up for a fair trial in the Senate.
“The President has done nothing wrong,” Bondi said.
The date the trial could happen is still up in the air, however. The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold another hearing on Monday.