President Donald Trump's reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) accused Democrats in the House of hitting a "new disgusting, partisan low" after articles of impeachment against Trump were unveiled.
Trump - who will be only the third United States president to be impeached if the full House of Representatives backs the charges - also renewed his familiar claim on Twitter that he is the victim of a "WITCH HUNT!"
"Adam Schiff, when he told us he wasn't going to come, instead hiding behind his staff, he also told us that we're gonna keep investigating because they know this is going nowhere in the Senate and they're desperate to have an impeachment vote on this president", Collins said in his opening statement.
"If, in fact, President Trump can get away with what he did again, our imagination is the only limit on what President Trump might do next, what a future president may do next to try to abuse his or her power", said Berke. "We must be clear, no one, not even the president, is above the law".
The House Judiciary is set to continue its impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump at 9 a.m. ET. They were saying that there was evidence that the president's personal attorney was acting not in line with what the president wanted him to do.
In drafting the articles of impeachment, Pelosi is facing a legal and political challenge of balancing the views of her Democratic majority while hitting the Constitution's bar of "treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors".
Trump denies wrongdoing and has called the impeachment probe a hoax.
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In an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, Nadler said members will "bring articles of impeachment presumably before the committee at some point later in the week".
The House impeachment inquiry, which Trump has labeled a witch hunt and Republicans derided as a rushed drive toward a predetermined conclusion, is reaching an end-of-the-year climax at the same time Congress is attempting to wrap up budget negotiations and push a major trade pact to conclusion.
Trump referred to that often used term again in a two-word tweet following the announcement by House committee chairs to proceed with the punitive legislation process against him.
Almost $400 million U.S. in military aid Ukraine depended on to counter Russian aggression, and which Congress approved, was not sent to the allies for several weeks.
"I concur in Chairman Schiff's assessment", Nadler wrote.
But conviction can only happen in the Senate and requires at least two-thirds of its members, or 67 senators, to vote in favor after a trial.