One day before the House of Representatives is expected to vote on two articles of impeachment, President Donald Trump scolded Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in a six-page letter, blasting the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry as an “open war on democracy,” and declared that she has “violated her oath of office” and “cheapened the importance of the very ugly word, impeachment!”
The Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee voted on Friday the 13th, to adopt their two articles of impeachment, alleging abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, with a straight party-line vote of 23-17.
“I write to express my strongest and most powerful protest against the partisan impeachment crusade being pursued by Democrats in the House of Representatives. This impeachment represents an unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power by Democrat Lawmakers unequaled in nearly two and half centuries in American legislative history,” the President wrote.
“The Articles of Impeachment introduced by the House Judiciary Committee are not recognizable under any standard of Constitutional, theory, interpretation, or jurisprudence. They include no crimes, no misdemeanors, and no offenses whatsoever. You have cheapened the importance of the very ugly word, impeachment!” he expressed in his letter.
“By proceeding with your invalid impeachment, you are violating your oaths of office, you are breaking your allegiance to the Constitution and you are declaring open war on American democracy,” the Commander in Chief continued.
“Everyone, you included, knows what is really happening. Your chosen candidate lost the election in 2016, in an Electoral College landslide (306-227), and you and your party have never recovered from this defeat. You have developed a full-fledged case of what many in the media call Trump Derangement Syndrome and sadly, you will never get over it!” he declared. “You are unwilling and unable to accept the verdict issued at the ballot box during the great Election of 2016. So you have spent three straight years attempting to overturn the will of the American people and nullify their votes. You view democracy as your enemy!” (Continued Below)
The President went on to say: “You are the ones interfering in America’s elections. You are the ones subverting America’s Democracy. You are the ones Obstructing Justice. You are the ones bringing pain and suffering to our Republic for your own selfish personal, political, and partisan gain.”
Trump specifically hammered Pelosi for daring “to invoke the Founding Fathers in pursuit of this election-nullification scheme,” and “even worse,” for “offending Americans of faith by continually saying ‘I pray for the President,’ when you know this statement is not true, unless it is meant in a negative sense.”
He added: “It is a terrible thing you are doing, but you will have to live with it, not I!” [Emphasis added]. (Continued Below)
The President went on to argue that Democrats were attempting to distract Americans from the strong economy and historically low unemployment numbers, and pointed out that Democrats have openly called for impeachment since the day he took office, citing The Washington Post’s article nineteen minutes after the President took the oath of office: The Campaign to Impeach President Trump Has Begun.
Concerning the two articles of impeachment drafted by the Democrats, which allege “abuse of power and obstruction of Congress”, President Trump attacked Democrats for “trying to impeach the duly elected President of the United States for asserting Constitutionally based privileges that have been asserted on a bipartisan basis by administrations of both political parties throughout our nation’s history.”
Regarding the abuse of power count, the Commander in Chief pointed out that it was former Vice President Joe Biden who had “bragged” on video about having Ukraine’s allegedly corrupt prosecutor fired by threatening to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid. “Now you’re trying to impeach me by falsely accusing me of doing what Joe Biden has admitted he actually did,” he wrote.
“More due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem Witch trials,” Trump wrote, observing that even Ukraine’s president has repeatedly said at the United Nations that he felt no undue pressure from the White House.
“I have no doubt the American people will hold you and the Democrats fully responsible in the upcoming 2020 election, he expressed. (Continued Below)
“They will soon not forgive your perversion of justice and abuse of power. There is far too much that needs to be done to improve the lives of our citizens. It is time for you and the highly partisan Democrats in Congress to immediately cease this impeachment fantasy and get back to the work for the American people. 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,” President Trump wrote.
“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,” the Commander in Chief concluded.