Nancy Pelosi announces an 'official impeachment inquiry' into Trump's conduct — saying he has 'violated the Constitution'
After months of standing up to calls for impeachment and resisting many critics within her own party — and even those from outside it — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi finally made it official on Tuesday: The U.S. House of Representatives is launching an "official impeachment inquiry" of President Donald Trump.
"The actions taken to date by the president have seriously violated the Constitution," Pelosi said.
She cited the newest revelations about Trump's effort to pressure Ukraine into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential 2020 rival. She also mentioned the fact that Trump has claimed Article II of the Constitution means he can do "whatever" he wants.
"The president must be held accountable," she said. "No one is above the law."
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