2020 democratic hopefuls react to Pelosi’s announcement that a formal impeachment request against Trump

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Most of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, applauded house speaker Nancy Pelosi, the announcement of a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump Tuesday evening.

Pelosi made the announcement after a meeting of the house Democratic Caucus at the Capitol, stating that “the President must be held accountable” for what they called the “betrayal of his oath of office, a betrayal of our national security, and the betrayal of the integrity of our elections.”

The only democratic hope was explicitly against the indictment of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii. Seen on Fox Business’ “Kennedy” on Tuesday evening, Gabbard said she thinks impeachment would be “divisive” for a country that is divided already.


“Donald Trump has abused his power, obstructed justice, and violated his oath of office. He puts his political interests, in our national interest,” tweeted Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. “I agree with @speaker Pelosi— no one is above the law. He needs to be indicted.”

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N. J., who will be called first, to begin impeachment proceedings language in may, according to Special Counsel Robert Mueller publicly about the results of his Russia investigation, tweeted on Tuesday night, “In 2016, trump welcomed foreign enemies to meddle in our democracy for his own purposes. Now he seems to be, to stay with the same playbook to power.”

Mueller probe was intended to study Russian electoral interference, and whether or not President Trump campaign, in cooperation with Russian officials in the election in 2016. In the report, Miller said that he could not.the President on obstruction of justice does not dismiss, however, that the investigators of the evidence found sufficient to charges of criminal conspiracy between Russia and the trump campaign

Booker added: “I welcome Speaker Pelosi’s announcement of a charge request—it is our only remaining way to ensure justice is served.”

Pelosi charged specifically that the Trump management was against the law by the turning of an intelligence community whistleblower complaint about a July phone conversation with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. Citing a witness, that the director of national intelligence blocked the release of this complaint, she said: “This is a violation of the law. The law is clear.”


Trump allegedly pushed to investigate Zelensky, former Vice-President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. The President vowed earlier Tuesday to release a “full” copy of his call with Zelensky on Wednesday, although it is unlikely that the subject in Congress.

Joe Biden has confirmed that, when he was Vice President, he set himself successfully to the Ukraine under pressure to fire top Prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, while Shokin, the investigation of the natural gas company Burisma Holdings — where Hunter Biden was on the Board.

“This week, the President has admitted that he will meet the President of Ukraine, measures to benefit him politically,” Pelosi said on Tuesday. “So, I announcement of the chamber of deputies today I am moving forward with a formal impeachment inquiry. I am we to teach our six committees with their studies under this roof.”

To investigate the following Pelosi’s announcement, tweeted Biden, “the pressure on the leaders of any other nation, to help the political opponent, to win an election — is not the behavior of the American President.”

Earlier Tuesday, Biden called Trump the alleged actions “an abuse of power.”

“They undermine our national security,” tweeted Biden. “You are violating the oath of office. If we allow a President to get away with the shredding of the Constitution of the United States — for eternity.”

In remarks to reporters at the United Nations on Monday, Trump the linking of Ukraine denied funds for the investigation of the three-piece.

“No, I don’t” have said it Trump. But, he also repeated the three-part’ actions in Ukraine a “disgrace”, they admitted that Biden had during the conversation, and added: “It is very important to talk to about corruption. … Why should you give money to a country that you think is corrupt?”

Sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., not immediately release a statement, but sent a somewhat cryptic tweet Tuesday night, writing only: “billionaires, you should not be able to control in our political system.”

During a press conference earlier on Tuesday, Sanders said, “If you’re going to go forward with impeachment. You’ll have reasons to do it. I believe that you are entitled to do it, but you have to set it up.”

In a statement, former Texas rep. Beto O’rourke said he was “grateful to Speaker Pelosi for the opening of an impeachment inquiry in President Trump” and called their announcement “a defining moment for our country.”

“For more than two years, even as I ran for the Senate in Texas, I have been clear that I said to support an indictment,” O’rourke. “We all need to be disabled to live with what we suffer: a lawless President, the judiciary, and to intervene in and undermine our democracy by inviting a foreign power, in 2016, and who will do it again in 2020.”

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang tweeted on Tuesday: “due to the President’s latest actions, I think that prosecution is the right way forward.”

Yang added: “questions of foreign heads of state and government for political assistance in return for the help, and then they suppress their own Agency’s request is outrageous. It borders and Congress is to act right.”

In a follow-up tweet, Yang A reminder wrote, “the fact that a successful prosecution requires a majority of the votes in the house, and then two-thirds of the Senate. In view of the fact that 53 Republican senators to 20 of them to support the charges, to successfully would need. This is very unlikely, unless there is some huge change.”

He added that he agrees that moving forward “is the best,” she said, to ensure a thorough investigation “, which may be new details to light.”

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., tweeting simply, “have done the house the right thing.”

The former Maryland Congressman John Delaney released a statement after the announcement, said he agreed with Pelosi’s decision to move forward with a formal impeachment inquiry, adding that “it deserves our support.”

“The President, his behavior, combined with the administration’s refusal to cooperate, leaving her no other choice,” Delaney added. “Our nation can only be as strong as the rules that govern it.”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Pelosi called the announcement “an overdue, but important step.”

“Now, the charge request needs to move forward with the efficiency and seriousness this crisis requires,” she said. “The house needs to vote on the indictment, and when it comes to the Senate, I’m going to do what the Constitution demands.”

Billionaire hedge Fund manager Tom Steyer, said he applauded Pelosi and the Democrats in Congress, calling for an investigation into Trump’s alleged criminal behavior.

“Remove trump from the office has always said to do what is right, not what is politically convenient,” Steyer. “We built a national movement of charges of a lawless President, and the defense of our democracy. This is only the beginning.”

Earlier this month, Steyer Fox News’ said Baier Bret in an interview on “Special Report” that he thinks that President Trump “is the most corrupt President in American history” and that he “more than meets the criteria for impeachment.”

Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., do not respond to social media, but in an interview on CNN on Wednesday night said, adding the announcement “a moment of truth for the country, that “sooner or later it had to come.”

He went on to say that the announcement “a moment of truth for the Republican party.”


A total of 172 house Democrats now have support for a law enforcement request signals. A simple majority of the members of the house present and voting would be required to indictments of the President. To condemn a highly unlikely that two-thirds of the votes in the GOP-controlled Senate is necessary, and to remove trump from the office.

Vice-President Mike Pence would then take office, in this scenario, and the 46th President of the United States.

Fox News Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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