US President Donald Trump has complained about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s delayed transmission of the articles of impeachment to the Senate. “It’s so unfair,” Trump said, days after he was impeached by the House, as he spoke at a conservative student conference organised by the group Turning Point USA. “They are violating the Constitution,” he added. Pelosi has refused so far to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate, in part to provide more leverage to Democrats in that chamber as they seek to negotiate the rules for the trial proceedings.
Last week, US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump setting up the impeachment vote. The articles approved are abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
The US Congress moved one step closer to impeaching Trump after the House judiciary committee voted to move two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump to the House of Representatives.
Trump allegedly made a telephone call to Ukrain President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, and his son, Hunter, who was had served on the board of a Ukrainian gas company.
Joe Biden is a leading contender in the race for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. There has been no evidence of any wrongdoing by the Bidens.
Trump hit back at Democrats saying that House Democrats ‘looked like a bunch of fools…they’ll receive a big backlash at the box office.’ Addressing at a Christmas rally in Michigan, Trump said that the Democrats have ‘branded themselves with an eternal mark of shame.’ Michigan rally was seen as Trump’s answer to the proceedings at the House of Representatives that impeached him in historic vote.
"With today’s illegal unconstitutional and partisan impeachment, the do-nothing Democrats are declaring their deep hatred and disdain for the American voter," Trump said. The Michigan speech went on for more than two hours. Taunting his detractors, Trump asked, ‘Have you seen my poll numbers in the last four weeks?’ He also slammed the Opposition saying, ‘they've been trying to impeach me since before I ran.’