House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) has officially announced Thursday that he’s beginning “formal impeachment proceedings” against President Trump.
During a segment with CNN’s Erin Burnett, Nadler said his probe amounts to “formal impeachment proceedings.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hasn’t announced an impeachment push and many Democrats are still not on board following Robert Mueller’s testimony last month, nonetheless, Nadler persists.
“It’s important to not get hung up on semantics. We are doing an investigation. We are investigating the facts, we are investigating the evidence, we are going into court to get witnesses. We have the powers to vote articles of impeachment and we are investigating now, to get the evidence to decide whether to use it,” Nadler said.
Nadler said he is not waiting on the House Speaker but claimed that she has been “very cooperative and that he couldn’t file without her.”
“‘This is formal impeachment proceedings.‘” Nadler announced. “We are investigating all the evidence, we’re gathering all the evidence and we will at the conclusion of this, hopefully by the end of the year, vote [on] articles of impeachment onto the House floor, or we won’t. But, that’s the decision we will have to make. That’s the exact process that we’re in right now.” [Emphasized] (Continued Below)
Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA) took to twitter and immediately responded:
“Chairman Nadler is either [uninformed] about what a formal impeachment inquiry is or he is deliberately misleading the American public to score cheap political points,” Collins said.
“Which is it, Chairman? #moveon”, he added. (Video Below)
Chairman Nadler is either uniformed about what a formal impeachment inquiry is or he is deliberately misleading the American public to score cheap political points. Which is it, Chairman? #moveon https://t.co/OYa3euFPEz
— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) August 9, 2019
(Related: Rep. Gaetz & Geraldo Expose What Nadler’s Kavanaugh Probe Is Really All About: ‘He Wanted To Be Famous’)