House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said on CNN that his panel is actually doing “formal impeachment proceedings” against Trump. He added that he could be ready to file articles of impeachment this fall.
“This is formal impeachment proceedings,” Nadler said. “We are investigating all the evidence, we’re gathering the evidence and we will conclusion of this, hopefully by the end of the year, vote to, vote articles of impeachment to the House floor or we won’t. That’s a decision that we’ll have to make. But that — that’s exactly the process we’re in right now.”
However, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, Rep. Doug Collins, called out Nadler’s CNN claim almost as soon as he uttered it on the CNN set.
“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 tweeted Thursday. “Which is it, Chairman?”
The House Democrats have struggled with an intraparty divide over impeachment. On one hand, over half the caucus is openly calling for impeachment inquiry. On the other hand, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is saying she is against impeachment.
Pelosi said the House will continue with investigations into Trump’s personal finances through subpoenas enforced in court.
In a closed caucus meeting, she said Mueller “was not able to investigate the president’s finances, personal business, or other matters, and that is what we are doing in the court.”
She also encouraged the pro-impeachment lawmakers to take this step as well. However, as we can see, Rep. Jerry Nadler doesn’t seem to agree with her on this particular topic. Whatever the case is, only time will tell if the Dems will proceed with impeachment or not.
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