President Donald Trump excoriated Democrats in a series of tweets Tuesday in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-N.Y.) announcing a formal impeachment inquiry.
"Such an important day at the United Nations, so much work and so much success, and the Democrats purposely had to ruin and demean it with more breaking news Witch Hunt garbage," the president tweeted.
Such an important day at the United Nations, so much work and so much success, and the Democrats purposely had to r… https://t.co/ADWKdbaWGD— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1569359281.0
"So bad for our Country!" he added.
The president named Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) among those who were supporting impeachment against him.
"Pelosi, Nadler, Schiff and, of course, Maxine Waters! Can you believe this?" he added incredulously in a second tweet.
Pelosi, Nadler, Schiff and, of course, Maxine Waters! Can you believe this?— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1569359475.0
"They never even saw the transcript of the call. A total Witch Hunt!" the president continued. "PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!"
PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1569359862.0
Pelosi had been resisting calls from the left wing of the Democratic party to press for impeachment, but she relented after a damaging report citing an anonymous whistleblower in the administration.
The president also shared a video condemning Democrats for being obsessed with impeachment, and claiming that impeachment proceedings have already helped increase his popularity.
https://t.co/1KOSnHguW2— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1569360752.0
Pelosi cited the report that the president had asked the Ukrainian president to help investigate claims that Joe Biden had improperly used his office under the Obama administration to help his son. Trump has denied the claims and said he would release a transcript of the call to defuse the accusations.
"I am announcing the House of Representatives moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry," said Pelosi during the media briefing. "The president must be held accountable. No one is above the law."
Pelosi later told reporters that it was, "really a sad day for our government, actually."
Here's the video of Pelosi's announcement:
Speaker Pelosi announces Trump impeachment inquiry www.youtube.com