In a rant that reads like it was dictated by Trump himself, the White House accused Democrats of abusing power and lying to America.
Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement provided to PoliticusUSA:
At this morning’s press conference, Speaker Nancy Pelosi could have finally announced a vote on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that would immediately help America’s farmers, ranchers, businesses, and workers; or outlined a plan to work with the President to lower prescription drug prices; or addressed our Nation’s infrastructure.
Instead, Speaker Pelosi did exactly what she always does – ignore the needs of the American people and advance her selfish political desires. Democrats’ sham impeachment is a blatant, purely partisan attempt to overturn the results of a free and fair election. By their own admission, Democrats say they have to “impeach the President” because they cannot defeat him at the ballot box.
Democrats in Congress have clearly abused their power.
Democrats in Congress have lied to the American people.
Democrats in Congress have made a mockery of the law.
How many Democrats will join her driving right off the cliff with this illegitimate impeachment hoax? Speaker Pelosi’s instruction to advance this impeachment process – one that has violated every precedent – moves this Country toward the most partisan and illegitimate subversion of the Constitution in our history.
It has been ruled by federal courts that the House impeachment process is legitimate and constitutional. The only constitutional subversion is being carried about the Trump administration and their absurdly broad and unconstitutional definition of executive power.
The White House took Pelosi’s earlier remarks and used the “I’m rubber and you’re glue defense.”
The administration attacked Nancy Pelosi and threw in a bunch of false statements, but they refuse to challenge or refute the facts. The impeachment is very real, and it is coming at lightning speed for Donald J. Trump.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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