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Top Dem, Openly Defying Pelosi, Says Impeachment Proceedings Are Underway

Jerry Nadler, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, said he’s officially launched “formal impeachment proceedings” into Trump’s alleged misconduct.

By NTK Staff | 08.09.2019 @11:30am
Top Dem, Openly Defying Pelosi, Says Impeachment Proceedings Are Underway

The House Judiciary Committee has officially launched “formal impeachment proceedings,” according to committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY).

To Nadler, the matter is simple: his committee is investigating potential wrongdoing by President Donald Trump. Those investigations could lead to a vote on impeachment, so by definition, his committee is conducting impeachment proceedings.

Outside observers should not get “hung up on semantics,” Nadler said during an interview on CNN on Thursday.

Nadler’s decision to move forward with impeachment proceedings is in direct conflict with the wishes of House Speaking Nancy Pelosi, who has been very hesitant to pursue impeachment, despite a Democratic caucus eager for it. Nadler said, however, that Pelosi has been “very cooperative” with the work his committee is doing.

Nadler added that he hoped the House of Representatives could hold an impeachment vote on the floor before the end of the year.

“This is formal impeachment proceedings,” Nadler said. “We are investigating all the evidence, we’re gathering the evidence and we will at the conclusion of this, hopefully by the end of the year, vote to, vote articles of impeachment to the House floor or we won’t. That’s a decision that we’ll have to make. But that — that’s exactly the process we’re in right now.”

“All right, so when you say formal impeachment proceedings, have you started drafting or preparing articles of impeachment should you need them?” host Erin Burnett asked.

 “There are articles of impeachment introduced a number of months ago and referred to the committee,” Nadler responded. “As the investigation proceeds, we may want to draft our own articles of impeachment that may more closely fit the evidence. We’ll see.”

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