The White House blasted Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment announcement, saying both her and the Democrats “should be ashamed.”
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham made those remarks via twitter on Thursday, just minutes after Pelosi gave the lower chamber the green light to proceed with articles of impeachment.
Grisham continued, “President Trump has done nothing but lead our country – resulting in a booming economy, more jobs & a stronger military, to name just a few of his major accomplishments.”
The press secretary also mentioned the White House is ready to have a “fair trial in the Senate.”
Grisham’s tweets come just moments after Speaker Pelosi made an announcement on Capitol Hill asking the Democrats in the House to proceed with articles of impeachment.
In her dramatic, yet brief announcement, Pelosi slammed the president for what she dubbed as corruption and abuse of power.
Pelosi continued, “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.”
Although there are rumors they will push for a full House vote before Christmas, she did not specify a timeline for the procedures.
This comes just one day after the Democrats called ‘legal scholars’ to testify on Capitol Hill regarding the basis of impeachment, but there were no fact witnesses.
Republicans called on a law professor at George Washington University, Jonathan Turley, who issued a stark warning to lawmakers regarding the foundation of the procedures.
Turley weighed in on the move saying, “If we cannot impeach a president who abuses his office for personal advantage, we no longer live in a democracy—we live in a monarchy, or we live under a dictatorship.”
President Trump has also voiced his confidence amid the entire partisan push to remove him from office, calling the Democrats ‘radical.’
The president took to twitter praising the GOP for staying united, while also voicing his optimism moving forward in the process.