Of Course: Pelosi Just Announced the Next Impeachment Hearing and It Has a Major Conflict With the IG FISA Report

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Posted: Dec 05, 2019 12:00 PM
Of Course: Pelosi Just Announced the Next Impeachment Hearing and It Has a Major Conflict With the IG FISA Report

Source: (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Speaking during her weekly press conference with reporters Thursday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the next impeachment hearing will be on Monday...the same day Inspector General Michael Horowitz is expected to release his long awaited report on FISA abuse at the FBI.

"It's historic. A presentation of what we have in the committees will be presented on on Monday," Pelosi said. "We are proceeding in a manner worthy of the constitution."

She then argued impeachment has not been a rushed process and admitted Democrats have been trying to impeach for years. 

"We feel comfortable with all of the time that has gone into this. Two and a half years since the appointment of Mueller and all that transpired since then," she said. "We are doing this in the right way and I am very proud of our chairmen who have take that. Some people have some unease. We haven't asked anyone for a vote, nor will we. They will make their own minds up about this."

Earlier this morning Pelosi announced she has instructed the chairmen of six separate House committees to draw up articles of impeachment against President Trump. She did not specifically detail which articles she's referring to, but said the President has given Democrats "no choice" but to move forward. 

"The President leaves us no choice but to act," Pelosi said. "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."

Meanwhile, Horowitz is expected to release his report on Monday and the Senate Judiciary Committee, led by Chairman Lindsey Graham will hold a hearing on his findings next Wednesday.