House will draft Trump impeachment articles, Pelosi says

LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House is pressing forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday. ''Our democracy is what is at stake," Pelosi said somberly. "The president leaves us no choice but to act." Pelosi delivered the historic announcement as Democrats push toward a vote, possibly before Christmas. In solemn tones, drawing on the Constitution and the Founding Fathers, Pelosi stood at the speaker's office at the Capitol and said she was authorizing the drafting of formal charges "sadly but with confidence and humility." "The president's actions have seriously violated the Constitution," she said. "He is trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his own b
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