Trump impeachment to go ahead, says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Trump impeachment to go ahead, says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House of Representatives will file impeachment charges against US President Donald Trump for alleged abuse of power, BBC reports.

"Our democracy is what is at stake, the president leaves us no choice but to act," the top elected Democrat said.

Mr Trump said Democrats have "gone crazy" and urged them to move quickly if they were going to impeach him.

The California congresswoman told Thursday morning's news conference: "The facts are uncontested. The president abused his power for his own political benefit at the expense of our national security, by withholding military aid and a crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement for an investigation into his political rival."

She added: "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."

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