The Democrats are all on board the crazy train and they’re not slowing it down one bit.
Despite the Democrats “utterly failing” in their impeachment report, as the White House has so aptly responded – despite yesterday’s impeachment hearing being somehow the worst yet – they’re not ready to swallow their pride.
Instead, they’re going all in.
Today, Nancy Pelosi declared that the Democrats are proceeding with articles of impeachment against President Trump.
Take a look at the breaking news that just hit Twitter:
Just a few hours prior to Pelosi declaring that the Dems are moving along with impeachment, Trump had challenged them to "do it now, fast" if they were going to impeach him:
I guess the Democrats want to play ball!
Watch Pelosi's announcement in full here:
Here's President Trump's response:
CBS News has more details:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Democratic committee chairs to begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump.
"Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders, and a heart full of love for America, today I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment," Pelosi said.
Pelosi's announcement is a formal indication that the House will move forward with impeaching Mr. Trump after weeks of hearings. Democrats have previously insisted they had not decided whether to draft articles of impeachment against Mr. Trump, although many Republicans believed impeachment to be a foregone conclusion.
As Democrats control the House, Mr. Trump is likely to be impeached. The vote is expected to occur along party lines, as Republicans consider the impeachment inquiry an overreach by Democrats bent on undermining the president. The Republican-led Senate, however, is unlikely to vote to remove Mr. Trump from office.
Speaking on the Speaker's Balcony in the Capitol, Pelosi said Mr. Trump had "abused his power for his own personal political benefit" when he asked the Ukrainian president to investigate a political rival and a debunked conspiracy theory about the 2016 election.
"The president's actions have seriously violated the Constitution, especially when he says and acts upon the belief, Article II says I can do whatever I want. No, his wrongdoing strikes at the very heart of our Constitution, a separation of powers, three co-equal branches, each a check and balance on the other," Pelosi said.
ABC News also stated:
"Sadly, but with confidence and humility ... today I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment," Pelosi said.
"The facts are uncontested," she said. "The president abused his power for his own personal political benefit at the expense of our national security by withholding military aid and a crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement of an investigation into his political rival."
"His wrongdoing strikes at the very heart of our Constitution," she added. "Our democracy is what is at stake. The president leaves us no choice but to act."
"If we allow a president to be above the law, we do so at the peril of our republic," she said.
The announcement tees up a House floor vote in the coming weeks that would make Trump just the fourth president in American history to face an impeachment vote, and the third to be impeached by the House of Representatives.
"In America, no one is above the law," Pelosi said.
"The president has engaged in abuse of power undermining our national security and jeopardizing the integrity of our elections. His actions are in defiance of the vision of our Founders and the oath of office that he takes to preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the United States," she said.