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Read Nancy Pelosi’s Remarks on Articles of Impeachment

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked House leaders to proceed with drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump. The following is a transcript of her remarks as prepared by The New York Times.


SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI: Good morning.

Let us begin where our founders began in 1776. When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another. With those words, our founders courageously began our Declaration of Independence from an oppressive monarch, for among other grievances the king’s refusal to follow rightfully passed laws.

In the course of today’s events, it becomes necessary for us to address, among other grievances, the president’s failure to faithfully execute the law. When crafting the Constitution, the founders feared the return of a monarchy in America. And having just fought a war of independence, they specifically feared the prospect of a king-president corrupted by foreign influence.

During the constitutional convention, James Madison, the architect of the Constitution, warned that a president might betray his trust to foreign powers which might prove fatal to the republic. Another founder, Gouverneur Morris, that a president may be bribed by a greater interest to betray his trust. He emphasized that this magistrate is not the king. The people are the king.

They, therefore, created a constitutional remedy to protect against a dangerous or corrupt leader: impeachment. Unless the Constitution contained an impeachment provision, one founder warned, a president might “spare no effort or means whatsoever” to get himself re-elected. Similarly, George Mason insisted that a president who procured his appointment in his first instance through improper and corrupt acts might repeat his guilt and return to power.

During the debate over impeachment at the constitutional convention, George Mason also asked, shall any man be above justice? Shall that man be above it who can commit the most extensive injustice?

In his great wisdom, he knew that injustice committed by the president erodes the rule of law, the very idea that a fair justice, which is the bedrock of our democracy. And if we allow a president to be above the law, we do so surely at the peril of our republic. In America, no one is above the law.

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 crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement of an investigation into his political rival.

Yesterday, the Judiciary Committee, 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 “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 co-equal branches, each a check and balance on the other. A republic, 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 chairmen 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.

Thank you

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How divided are we in America?

More than 9 of 10 Americans surveyed, according to a new USA TODAY/Public Agenda Poll, said it’s important for the United States to reduce divisiveness.

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Shared principles

Four in 10 Republicans and nearly half of Democrats, according to the USA TODAY/Public Agenda Poll, said they would be “tempted” to vote for the opposing party’s nominee if he or she had the best shot at unifying the country. Would you?

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Solutions

Let’s identify and settle on solutions to Americans’ partisan divide.

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hidden common ground

USA TODAY – Open-minded, thoughtful, respectful, solutions-oriented.

Category Topics

0

How divided are we in America?

More than 9 of 10 Americans surveyed, according to a new USA TODAY/Public Agenda Poll, said it’s important for the United States to reduce divisiveness.

5

Shared principles

Four in 10 Republicans and nearly half of Democrats, according to the USA TODAY/Public Agenda Poll, said they would be “tempted” to vote for the opposing party’s nominee if he or she had the best shot at unifying the country. Would you?

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Solutions

Let’s identify and settle on solutions to Americans’ partisan divide.

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Delaware town bans Nativity scene over safety concerns

A longheld Christmas tradition at the heart of Georgetown, Del., is ending this year due to public safety concerns, town officials claim.

The new town policy banning unattended displays means the annual Nativity scene, depicting the birth of Jesus, will no longer appear in the town’s circle, according to WBOC.

PRINCIPAL BANS CHRISTMAS CARDS AT SCHOOL OVER ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

“We have a beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the center and our light poles all speak of the Christmas season and I think the nativity scene falls within that,” Charlie Koskey, owner of Chardon LTD Jewelers, told the local TV station. “I think it’s important that these symbols represent the faiths of everyone that’s gonna be celebrating this time of year.”

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The town of Georgetown, Del. banned a Nativity scene (like the one pictured) from the public circle over safety concerns. (Reuters)

The policy was not specifically aimed at religious displays, the Cape Gazette reports.

“There have been instances where unattended displays have been placed on The Circle and became safety issues,” Gene Dvornick, the town manager, told the newspaper. “The town’s policy on unattended displays does not just apply to religious displays; it applies to any and all unattended displays.”

The town manager claims it is really about public safety concerns.

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“If the wind kicks up and there’s not anyone there and stuff blows out to the traffic lane,” he said.

But local residents are skeptical, especially after the city of Rehoboth Beach, just miles away, forced a Catholic church to remove their Nativity from public property for the second year in a row, even after the mayor promised a compromise.

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On Sunday, during a trip to the site of what is thought to be the location of the first Nativity scene, Pope Francis encouraged believers around the world to erect the Christian symbols in schools, workplaces and town squares.

Nativity scenes have sparked legal battles in the U.S., despite the Supreme Court ruling in favor of public Nativity scenes in 1984, ruling they have “legitimate secular purposes.”

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Megathread: U.S. House will draft Articles of Impeachment against President Trump, Speaker Pelosi announces

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The president’s reelection campaign issued a statement echoing Trump’s request for a rapid House vote on impeachment in order to advance to a Senate trial, where the president and his allies expect Adam Schiff, Hunter Biden and Nancy Pelosi to testify. (But, again, the likelihood of that testimony occurring seems low.)

This is a final battle between reality and fantasy.

In Trump’s universe, all the ridiculous bullshit Republicans have made up is true and real. I mean Hunter Biden and Nancy Pelosi, but not Pompeo, Bolton, etc.?

In the world where we actually exist, we only need one thing to turn it all around: Trump testifies under oath. If and when that happens, not even McConnell will be able to stop the stampede. I watched Trump’s presser yesterday and you can clearly see he’s retreating into a state of disassociation. He cannot stop talking once he starts, and he talks in long strings of disconnected ideas. They only join up because a word or phrase is similar, so he monkeybranches from one to another.

All we know for sure is this needed to happen, and Pelosi put her own political calculus aside and did the right thing. Make sure to let your representatives know you support this impeachment. It’s history time. May reality win.

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Kellyanne Conway calls out Dems’ star impeachment witness: ‘Who the hell are you to look down on half the country?’

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One of the star witnesses for Congressional Democrats in President Trump‘s impeachment inquiry, Professor Pamela Karlan, should be ashamed of herself for showing such arrogance and looking down on half of America, said Kellyanne Conway on “Fox & Friends” Thursday.

Conway accused Democrats of using Trump’s Ukraine phone call as an excuse to boot him from office, before highlighting Karlan’s comments about conservatives, which were read aloud on Wednesday by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.

The Stanford law professor was quoted as saying, “Liberals tend to cluster more. Conservatives, especially very conservative people, tend to spread out more, perhaps because they don’t even want to be around themselves.”

She also acknowledged being a Democratic donor who gave to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.

“Let’s stop pretending it has a damn thing to do with the 15 witnesses over two committees, the Democrats have called over the last couple of weeks,” Conway told Fox News. “One, out of those 15 witnesses, has said that he or she has ever talked to the president about Ukraine.

Conway accused Karlan of “look[ing] her nose down” at average Americans and blue-collar workers

“She thinks that you are less than her. And I’ve had it… who the hell are you lady, to look down on half the country?”

KELLYANNE CONWAY: TRUMP’S ‘DEFENSE WILL GO ON OFFENSE’ IF SENATE TRIAL ENSUES

Conway took personal offense to Karlan’s comments, as someone who paid her way through law school, as her single mother worked to help support her.

“She’s the star witness, she didn’t educate us. She spent her life lecturing people, she hobnobs with the elite,” Conway said. “I took out six figures worth of student loans to put myself through law school and college with my single mother working her tail off to supplement that. I resent someone like that looking down on half of America. She sounds like Hillary Clinton with the ‘deplorables.'”

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Conway also said a Senate trial will provide an opportunity to present actual facts, something she claimed House Democrats have failed to do.

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“I disagree completely that the facts are undisputed,” she said. “The entire point of the trial in the Senate would be to get to the facts. The Democrats missed a huge opportunity to build their case. They didn’t present evidence.”

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Warren and Biden lose ground, Sanders moves ahead in California’s shifting 2020 Democratic race

The two largest field operations in the country right now are Bernie and Warren and it isn’t close. Biden doesn’t have the money to pay for a field op right now, and Pete hasn’t raised the money to compete outside the early states. Plus when your donors are corporate, they tend not to like the idea of spending money to go knock doors and make phone calls. Progressives are the only ones with skin in the game building orgs this year. Bernie has Warren beat in CA right now, but Warren is leading the field in staff nationwide (although when you factor in DSA Bernie might still be ahead in field too). Both are still rapidly expanding.

That’s why I’m getting more confidence that, after the early states, we’re really going to see the race come down to the two Progressives. Primaries are about turnout, and Progressives do field and turnout better than moderates. In the big states that look like the party, Bernie and Warren have a more commanding lead and are going to be the only ones talking to voters.

The magic number is 2,298. That’s the number of delegates it will take to get a majority on the second ballot at the DNC in Milwaukee. Both the Warren and Bernie campaigns have slates of vetted delegates that are committed to electing a progressive nominee. If we can put 2,298 of them in the room in Milwaukee, we can guarantee that one of the two wins even in a contested convention. Either a Sanders/Warren or Warren/Sanders ticket, or if not, the two get to decide the ticket without influence from the corporate wing of the party.

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World War I battlecruiser wreck discovered near the Falkland Islands

The wreck of a World War I German battlecruiser has been discovered off the Falkland Islands.

The SMS Scharnhorst, the flagship of Admiral Maximilian Graf von Spee’s East Asia Squadron, was found in the South Atlantic after a five-year search. The discovery was made 98 nautical miles southeast of the Falkland Islands capital Port Stanley at a depth of 1610 meters (5,282 feet), according to the Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust. The Scharnhorst was sunk by the Royal Navy during the Battle of the Falkland Islands in December 1914.

“This discovery is a major breakthrough in the quest to locate all of the ships that comprised the German squadron lost during the battle,” it said in a statement. “The search began on the centenary of the Battle in December 2014 but was initially unsuccessful.”

US WWII SHIPWRECK DISCOVERED IN THE PHILIPPINE SEA IS THE DEEPEST EVER FOUND

However, the wreck was eventually located in an extensive search operation that harnessed four undersea drones.

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The wreck was discovered after a five-year search. (Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust)

The moment of discovery was “extraordinary,” according to Search Leader Mensun Bound. “We are often chasing shadows on the seabed, but when the Scharnhorst first appeared in the data flow, there was no doubt that this was one of the German fleet,” he said, in the statement. “You could even see the impact crater. We sent down an ROV to explore and almost straight away we were into a debris field that said ‘battle.’ Suddenly she just came out of the gloom with great guns poking in every direction.”

The shipwreck was not touched during the search operation and the Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust wants the site to be formally protected by law.

WRECK OF WWII AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS WASP DISCOVERED IN THE CORAL SEA

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The bow of the sunken battlecruiser. (Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust)

In a separate project, the deepest sunken shipwreck ever discovered was recently found in the Philippine Sea.

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The wreck of a U.S. World War II destroyer, believed to be the USS Johnston, was found resting at a depth of 20,406 feet by experts on the Research Vessel Petrel.

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Cleveland Browns’ Baker Mayfield vows to play despite hand injury: ‘Mama didn’t raise no wuss’

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield suffered a hand injury during the team’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday but is vowing to play in the next game.

Mayfield addressed the media on Wednesday and said he was confident he was going to give it a go as the Browns are set to take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS’ MAURKICE POUNCEY HAS NO REGRETS ABOUT ROLE IN BRAWL, DEFENDS MASON RUDOLPH

“Mama didn’t raise no wuss,” he said when asked why he was confident he will play, according to ESPN.

The second-year quarterback suffered a hand contusion and didn’t throw a pass in practice on Wednesday. He suffered the bruise in the first half of the game. According to FOX8 Cleveland, Mayfield’s hand was heavily taped but coach Freddie Kitchens said he wouldn’t limit the quarterback.

CINCINNATI BENGALS’ JOHN ROSS SAYS CHEST INJURY WAS NEARLY LIFE-THREATENING

“I’ll try and go tomorrow for sure,” Mayfield said, according to USA Today.

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield answers questions about his injured hand during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Browns backup Garrett Gilbert played a few snaps while Mayfield was getting his hand checked out. The former No. 1 overall pick did finish the game, though they fell to the Steelers.

Through 12 games this season, Mayfield has thrown for 2,917 passing yards, 15 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He set the rookie passing touchdown mark last season with 27.

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Cleveland is 5-7 this season and sits two games out of the final AFC Wild Card spot.

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Warren and Biden lose ground, Sanders moves ahead in California’s shifting 2020 Democratic race

The two largest field operations in the country right now are Bernie and Warren and it isn’t close. Biden doesn’t have the money to pay for a field op right now, and Pete hasn’t raised the money to compete outside the early states. Plus when your donors are corporate, they tend not to like the idea of spending money to go knock doors and make phone calls. Progressives are the only ones with skin in the game building orgs this year. Bernie has Warren beat in CA right now, but Warren is leading the field in staff nationwide (although when you factor in DSA Bernie might still be ahead in field too). Both are still rapidly expanding.

That’s why I’m getting more confidence that, after the early states, we’re really going to see the race come down to the two Progressives. Primaries are about turnout, and Progressives do field and turnout better than moderates. In the big states that look like the party, Bernie and Warren have a more commanding lead and are going to be the only ones talking to voters.

The magic number is 2,298. That’s the number of delegates it will take to get a majority on the second ballot at the DNC in Milwaukee. Both the Warren and Bernie campaigns have slates of vetted delegates that are committed to electing a progressive nominee. If we can put 2,298 of them in the room in Milwaukee, we can guarantee that one of the two wins even in a contested convention. Either a Sanders/Warren or Warren/Sanders ticket, or if not, the two get to decide the ticket without influence from the corporate wing of the party.

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