Fil-Am Congressmen weigh in on formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump

MANHATTAN, NY — The call to formally investigate President Donald Trump’s conduct while in office has shifted to high gear on Tuesday afternoon.

“I’m announcing the house of representatives moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry,” said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, after months of resisting pressure from many house Democrats to impeach Trump over his links to Russia, said that Trump’s recent alleged actions of pressuring Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family undermine national security and violate the U.S. constitution.

“The president has admitted to asking the president of Ukraine to take actions which would benefit him politically. The action of the trump, the actions of the Trump presidency revealed the dishonorable fact of the president’s betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security, and betrayal of the integrity of our elections.”

The release of this White House memo on Wednesday morning showing Trump asking Ukraine president to look into Biden’s activities only bolstered the number of House Democrats supporting impeachment.

As of Wednesday, over 200 congressmen have said they support an impeachment inquiry into Trump. Among them are Fil-Am congressmen TJ Cox of California and Bobby Scott of Virginia.

Congressman Cox said in a statement that he didn’t come to Washington to impeach the president.

But when Trump puts his personal and political interest ahead of the American people, Congress has a duty to investigate.

Congressman Scott meanwhile, pointed out the handful of times the president violated the law and constitutional norms. He said impeachment inquiry is the only appropriate course of action given the severity of recent events.

Dr. Alain Sanders, a political science professor, pointed out that an impeachment inquiry is just the first step in the impeachment process.

Sanders said the Senate will hold a trial — presided over by the chief justice — to determine if there is enough evidence to remove the president. A two-thirds majority, or 67 senators, is needed to convict and remove the president from office.

Only two presidents in U.S. history have been impeached: Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. Former president Richard Nixon resigned under threat of impeachment. None have been actually removed from office.

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  • Mario
    27 September 2019 at 5:50 am - Reply

    What constitute an Article of Impeachment; (1) Obstruction of Justice (2)Abuse of Power(3)Contempt of Congress. A whisleblower reported that Prez Trump tried to pressured Ukraine Prez to investigate HUNTER BIDEN on corruption charges, as seen from TV VP Biden bragging the firing of Ukraine prosecutor..The whisleblower a former CIA has no DIRECT first hand knowledge of the call, now represented by a lawyer, in has the name of HClinton and Schumer in his resume. It will start with INQUIRY, Whisleblower submitted his complaint to the Intel, NSA, then Congress asked WH to submit the Telephone Call transcript:TAKE NOTE the transcript submitted has no case or violation of Art of Impeachment.. that is why NPelosi is hesitant to conduct a house votes. To qualify as refutable withness the whisleblower will testify today and he will be asked the fllg questions(1() were you present during the conversation (2)What is your motive(3)Is there a political BIAS..As TRUMP said to Pelosi this is will backfire to your party you will lose all you Dems House come 2020.