It’s no surprise to hear that President Trump is still unhappy with the way in which the Democrats are conducting themselves on impeachment, but some of the verbiage of his latest letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the subject are downright scathing.
With a House vote on the rules for impeachment coming on Wednesday, there is little time for Trump to derail this train – if he even wishes to. There doesn’t appear to be much risk in letting the folly play out; after all, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already promised that Trump won’t be removed from office in the Senate.
The President’s letter to Madam Speaker certainly laid out a reason or two to abandon the process, however.
“I write to express my strongest and most powerful protest against the partisan impeachment crusade being pursued by Democrats in the House of Representatives,” Trump wrote in his six-page letter to Pelosi.
“You have cheapened the importance of the very ugly word, impeachment!” Trump wrote.
Trump accused Democrats of violating their oath of office and going against the Constitution. He also attacked Pelosi personally for a “false display of solemnity” during the partisan process.
Trump admitted that it was highly unlikely that Pelosi would be swayed by his letter.
“While I have no expectation that you will do so, I write this letter to you for the purpose of history and to put my thoughts on a permanent and indelible record,” Trump concluded.
The House is set to vote on pushing impeachment forward on Wednesday, setting in motion a Senate trial that would provide Trump the distinction of being only the third US President to be impeached by a coequal branch of government.
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