Idaho Republican Representative Russ Fulcher on Wednesday read off a list of crimes that he said President Donald Trump committed as the House debated impeachment on the floor of the House of Representatives.
“In a day heavy in verbal debate, I chose to use my time to enumerate in detail every high crime and misdemeanor committed by the President of the United States,” Fulcher began. “I will do so now.”
For the next 20 seconds, Fulcher stood in silence until his time expired and did not name a single crime committed by the president.
A group of House Democrats has come forward at the 11th hour to urge Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to withhold the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump that Democrats plan to vote on later today day.
“The notion of impeaching Trump but holding the articles in the House has gained traction among some on the political left as a way of potentially forcing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to conduct a trial on more favorable terms for Democrats,” The Washington Post reported .
Trump once praised Pelosi and called for George W. Bush to be impeached because he lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Trump said, “You know, when she first got in, I met her, and I was very impressed by her. I think she’s a very impressive person. I like her a lot, but I was surprised that she didn’t do more in terms of Bush, and going after Bush. It just seemed like she was really going to look to impeach Bush and get him out of office, which personally, I think would have been a wonderful thing.”
Can you believe that I will be impeached today by the Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats, AND I DID NOTHING WRONG! A terrible Thing. Read the Transcripts. This should never happen to another President again. Say a PRAYER!
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on Twitter ahead of a vote on Impeachment proceedings against him in the US Congress
“Can you believe I was cheated by the radical left. Don’t do Democrats, and I didn’t do anything wrong, terrible thing. Read the transcripts. This should not happen again to another president. Say a prayer,” He wrote on Twitter.
WASHINGTON (WFLA) – The House of Representatives is about to vote on Impeachment.
After a month of debate, the House will finish its argument Wednesday and likely vote on the two Articles of Impeachment brought against President Donald Trump. The House Rules Committee voted to approve six hours of debate on the House floor Wednesday: three hours each for Democrats and Republicans.
President Trump faces articles of impeachment related to his conduct in connection with Ukraine, one charging him with abuse of power and another charging him with obstruction of Congress.