Pelosi Says ‘Prayerful’ Democrats—Following Founders’ ‘Firm Reliance on Divine Providence’—Will Impeach Trump

By CNSNews.com Staff | December 5, 2019 | 9:57am EST
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(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) gave an address in the Capitol this morning to inform the country that “prayerful” Democrats—following the Founders’ ‘firm reliance on Divine Providence’—will move forward with impeaching President Donald Trump.

Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our Founders, and a heart full of love for America, today I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment,” Pelosi said.

“I commend our committee chairs and our members for their somber approach to actions which I wish the president had not made necessary,” she said.

“In signing the Declaration of Independence, our Founders invoked a firm reliance on Divine Providence,” she said. “Democrats too are prayerful and we will proceed in a manner worthy of our oath of office to support and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic. So help us, God.”

Here is the text of part of Pelosi’s statement saying that the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives would move forward on impeaching President Trump:

“Over the past few weeks, through the Intelligence Committee, working with the Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees, the American people have heard the testimony of truly patriotic career public servants, distinguished diplomats and decorated war heroes, some of the president’s own appointees.        

“The facts are uncontested. The president abused his power for his own personal political benefit at the expense of our national security by withholding military aid and a crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement of an investigation into his political rival.

“Yesterday, at the Judiciary Committee, the American people heard testimony from leading American constitutional scholars who illuminated without a doubt that the president’s actions are a profound violation of the public trust. The president’s actions have seriously violated the Constitution, especially when he says and acts upon the belief that Article 2 says I can do whatever I want. No. His wrongdoing strikes at the very heart of our Constitution: a separation of powers, three coequal branches, each a check and balance on the other. A republican, if we can keep it, said Benjamin Franklin.

“Our democracy is what is at stake, the president leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his own benefit. The president has engaged in abuse of power, undermining our national security and jeopardizing the integrity of our elections. His actions are in defiance of the vision of our Founders and the oath of office that he takes to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

“Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our Founders, and a heart full of love for America, today I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment.

“I commend our committee chairs and our members for their somber approach to actions which I wish the president had not made necessary.

“In signing the Declaration of Independence, our Founders invoked a firm reliance on Divine Providence. Democrats too are prayerful and we will proceed in a manner worthy of our oath of office to support and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic. So help us, God”





 

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