Trump Rails Against Impeachment Ahead of Panel Vote

December 13, 2019 Updated: December 13, 2019

President Donald Trump railed against impeachment on Dec. 13 ahead of a scheduled vote on articles of impeachment against him in the House Judiciary Committee.

The two articles accuse Trump of abusing his office and obstructing the impeachment inquiry. The committee voted Friday morning to advance the articles to the full House.

Writing before the vote on Twitter, Trump said: “The Republicans House members were fantastic yesterday. It always helps to have a much better case, in fact the Dems have no case at all, but the unity & sheer brilliance of these Republican warriors, all of them, was a beautiful sight to see. Dems had no answers and wanted out!”

“Poll numbers have gone through the roof in favor of No Impeachment, especially with Swing States and Independents in Swing States. People have figured out that the Democrats have no case, it is a total Hoax. Even Pelosi admitted yesterday that she began this scam 2 1/2 years ago!” he added in another missive.

Trump continued tweeting about the impeachment throughout the morning as the 10 a.m. committee hearing approached.

“The Do Nothing Democrats have become the Party of lies and deception! The Republicans are the Party of the American Dream!” he wrote in one.

In another, he wondered how he could be impeached and listed out accomplishments his administration has made.

“How do you get Impeached when you have done NOTHING wrong (a perfect call), have created the best economy in the history of our Country, rebuilt our Military, fixed the V.A. (Choice!), cut Taxes & Regs, protected your 2nd A, created Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, and soooo much more? Crazy!” he said.

Because Democrats hold a majority in the House, they have more members on each committee.

With one member missing because of health problems, Democrats had 23 members in the Judiciary Committee hearings this week; Republicans had 17.

The Friday vote to advance the articles of impeachment to the full House is expected to fall along party lines.

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