Spotlight: Nancy Pelosi and the possible impeachment of Trump

Mauro Flores, Spotlight Columnist

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi formally filed an impeachment inquiry against President Trump at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

“It’s really sad to think that our presient would perform an impeachable event,” Pelosi said at the Atlantic Ideas Festival in Washington, D.C. Tuesday.

Pelosi took the extraordinary step of initiating impeachment proceedings against President Trump accusing him of violating the Constitution by having help from foreign leader to damage a political opponent.

“The actions of the Trump presidency have revealed the dishonorable fact of the president’s betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections,” Pelosi said in a brief statement before a backdrop of American flags, repeatedly invoking the nation’s founders.

“Therefore, today, I am announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry.”

Trump authorized the release of a transcript of the conversation with Zelensky that would prove he did nothing wrong.

“You will see it was a very friendly and totally appropriate call. No pressure and, unlike Joe Biden and his son, NO quid pro quo! This is nothing more than a continuation of the Greatest and most Destructive Witch Hunt of all time!’’ Trump tweeted.

The confrontation between the Democratic-led House and Trump is likely to further divide the nation ahead of the 2020 election while carrying implications for both parties.

We are all eager to see what’s to come next for our nation.