He says the impeachment process is vital even if Republicans are strongly opposed.
“This is a continuing threat to the integrity of our elections,“ House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Sunday on ABC’s “Ths Week” in explaining why he is pushing for President Donald Trump’s impeachment despite almost-universal Republican resistance.
“This is not a one-off. Impeachment is not a punishment for past behavior. This president conspired — sought foreign interference in the 2016 election. He is openly seeking foreign interference in the 2020 election,“ Nadler said in a joint appearance with House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.)
“We cannot permit that to continue,” he said, later referring to what he called “a subversion of the constitutional order.“
The House Judiciary Committee on Friday approved two articles of impeachment against Trump. “Today is a solemn and sad day,” Nadler said at the time. The vote was 23-17 along party lines.
“This is a crime in progress against the Constitution and against the American democracy,” Nadler said Sunday to host George Stephanopoulos.
The full House is expected to approve the articles this week before going on holiday break. Though the Senate is widely expected to acquit Trump in a trial next year, Nadler said the impeachment process must be pursued.
“We will have done our duty in the House,” Nadler said.