House Democratic leadership unveiled on Tuesday morning the articles of impeachment they'll be bringing against President Donald Trump.
The announcement came after weeks of investigation into Trump's leveraging of crucial military aid for Ukraine in exchange for announcements of investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and the 2016 election.
Led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), leaders of the House Committees assembled to announce they'd be charging the President with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said:
"Our president holds the ultimate public trust. When he betrays that trust and puts himself before country, he endangers the Constitution, he endangers our democracy, and he endangers our national security."
For his part, Donald Trump continued a pattern of railing against impeachment proceedings on Twitter, unleashing a stream of criticisms after the announcement, calling out Nadler and House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) by name.
To Impeach a President who has proven through results, including producing perhaps the strongest economy in our cou… https://t.co/is8x53m2YI— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1575981472.0
Nadler just said that I “pressured Ukraine to interfere in our 2020 Election.” Ridiculous, and he knows that is not… https://t.co/tau2cnehvN— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1575989789.0
WITCH HUNT!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1575989814.0
Shifty Schiff, a totally corrupt politician, made up a horrible and fraudulent statement, read it to Congress, and… https://t.co/IDW3kl2XQC— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1575990463.0
Read the Transcripts! “us” is a reference to USA, not me!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1575990617.0
But as the beginning of the end of impeachment proceedings in the House begins to take shape, there's little Trump could tweet to escape some sort of accountability.
He still thinks he's CEO - "the money's coming in, so, my ends justified the entire Republican Party's means - I do… https://t.co/X21SR2YWad— AVeryFarMan (@AVeryFarMan)1575987073.0
LAW BREAKER!!! https://t.co/4xrpDNZGVi— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg)1575991623.0
Not witch Hunt, not madness or hoax. It is being held accountable. Every action or inactions has results. Your pres… https://t.co/ySjWBENlIa— Peter Francoise (@Peter Francoise)1575990116.0
This man is a criminal 👇 https://t.co/qB5x97o7K3— Dèidh na dych (@Dèidh na dych)1575981924.0
Despite calling the impeachment inquiry a "sham" and constantly decrying the process, President Trump and the White House declined an offer to participate in the House Judiciary hearings, where White House counsel would've been permitted to ask questions of the witnesses in defense of the President.