Trump to Pelosi: “You are Declaring Open War on American Democracy”

  • "No intelligent person believes what you are saying," part of the letter Trump wrote reads.
  • "I don't have a reaction. It's ridiculous," Pelosi told CNN.
  • According to the AP, Pelosi has enough votes to impeach Trump.

Ahead of the House vote on his impeachment, which is set to take place today, President Donald Trump sent an angry letter yesterday to the Speaker of the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). He feels he is being subjected to unfair treatment. The Democrats, in Trump’s view, are waging an “open war on American democracy” by launching impeachment proceedings against him.

is an American Democratic Party politician serving as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives since January 2019. She is the first woman in U.S. history to hold this position. First elected to Congress in 1987, Pelosi is the highest-ranking female elected official in United States history

And that’s just one of the accusations he made against the Speaker, in the six-page long letter he wrote to her. “No intelligent person believes what you are saying,” part of the letter Trump wrote reads. He added, “history will judge you harshly as you proceed with this impeachment charade.” In his letter, the president accuses Democrats of violating the Constitution and the oath they swore to serve in the United States when they joined Congress.

Democrats believe the president abused his office by asking a foreign power— Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky— to get dirt on a political rival, namely former Vice President Joe Biden, who is likely to become Donald Trump’s challenger in the presidential election scheduled for next year. According to the Democrats, the president “ignored or harmed” US national security interests for “his own sake.” But that’s not all. The Democrats also believe the president equally abused his powers by obstructing Congress while it investigated the matter.

“There are not many people who could have taken the punishment inflicted during this period of time, and yet done so much for the success the United States and its citizens,” Trump writes in the letter. “You see democracy as your enemy.” Donald Trump explains that he has written the letter so that his stance on the case should not be lost in history. “I write this letter to you for the purpose of history and to put my thoughts on a permanent and indelible record. One hundred years from now, when people look back at this affair, I want them to understand it and learn from it so that it can never happen to another president again.” he writes.

Impeachment is the process by which a legislative body levels charges against a government official. It does not mean removal from office; it is only a statement of charges, akin to an indictment in criminal law.

“Ridiculous” and “Sick”

Nancy Pelosi has not read Donald Trump’s letter to the end. “I don’t have a reaction. It’s ridiculous,” she told CNN Congressional Correspondent, Manu Raju. Asked why she doesn’t have a reaction, she responded, “I mean, I haven’t fully read it. We’ve been working. I’ve seen the essence of it, and it’s really sick.”

On Tuesday, Nancy Pelosi confirmed that members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday would vote on whether or not to impeach President Trump. According to the AP, Pelosi has enough votes. “During this very prayerful moment in our nation’s history, we must honor our oath to support and defend our Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic,” she said on Tuesday.

If the house approves either of the two articles of impeachment against the president, it will be forwarded to the Senate, where it is expected to begin in January. Here, Republicans, President Trump’s party, are the majority, and they have widely rejected the Democrats’ accusations.

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Vincent Ferdinand

News reporting is my thing. My view of what is happening in our world is colored by my love of history and how the past influences events taking place in the present time.  I like reading politics and writing articles. It was said by Geoffrey C. Ward, "Journalism is merely history's first draft." Everyone who writes about what is happening today is indeed, writing a small part of our history.

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