Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler released a majority staff report for the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. The report details the history, purpose and meaning of the Constitution’s Impeachment Clause, and establishes that President Trump’s conduct as set forth in the Article of Impeachment satisfies the standard for high Crimes and Misdemeanors. The majority staff of the House Judiciary Committee have prepared today’s report for the use of the House Rules Committee to accompany H. RES. 24, Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, For High Crimes and Misdemeanors.
Below is an excerpt from the report:
“In the words of Vice President Pence, the 'Presidency belongs to the American people, and to them alone.' President Trump has falsely asserted he won the 2020 presidential election and repeatedly sought to overturn the results of the election. As his efforts failed again and again, President Trump continued a parallel course of conduct that foreseeably resulted in the imminent lawless actions of his supporters, who attacked the Capitol and the Congress. This course of conduct, viewed within the context of his past actions and other attempts to subvert the presidential election, demonstrate that President Trump remains a clear and present danger to the Constitution and our democracy. The House must reject this outrageous attempt to overturn the election and this incitement of violence by a sitting president against his own government. President Trump committed a high Crime and Misdemeanor against the Nation by inciting an insurrection at the Capitol in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 Presidential Election. The facts establish that he is unfit to remain in office a single day longer and warrant the immediate impeachment of President Trump.”