Trump to Democrats: ‘If You Are Going to Impeach Me, Do It Now, Fast’

December 5, 2019 Updated: December 5, 2019

House Democrats had an extremely bad day on Wednesday as they tried to further impeachment proceedings, President Donald Trump alleged early Dec. 5.

“The Do Nothing Democrats had a historically bad day yesterday in the House. They have no Impeachment case and are demeaning our Country. But nothing matters to them, they have gone crazy,” Trump said in a statement on Twitter.

“Therefore I say, if you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair trial in the Senate, and so that our Country can get back to business.”

Trump said his team would call House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), former Vice President Joe Biden, and Biden’s son Hunter Biden as witnesses if a Senate trial was triggered by a House impeachment vote.

“We will have Schiff, the Bidens, Pelosi and many more testify, and will reveal, for the first time, how corrupt our system really is. I was elected to ‘Clean the Swamp,’ and that’s what I am doing!” he said.

Schiff said last month that if he were called as a witness in a Senate trial, it would display “a fundamental lack of seriousness, a willingness to try to turn this into a circus, like the president would like.”

Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he wouldn’t voluntarily appear if called as a witness. Hunter Biden rarely appears in public and has not been publicly asked about being called as a witness.

Pelosi has not addressed the possibility of being called as a witness; it appeared to be the first time the president or lawmakers had proposed calling her.

She said at a press conference Thursday morning that House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) was asked to draft articles of impeachment against Trump.

If the Democrat-controlled House impeaches Trump, a trial would take place in the Senate. Republicans hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate.

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