President Trump Tuesday sent a passionate, angry letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi protesting his impeachment as less fair than the Salem witch trials.
According to the Washington Examiner:
President Trump wrote a six-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attacking impeachment proceedings by Democrats, saying that they “cheapened the importance of the very ugly word” and that the charges against him are baseless.
“By proceeding with your invalid impeachment, you are violating your oaths of office, you are breaking your allegiance to the Constitution, and you are declaring open war on American Democracy,” Trump wrote Tuesday. The House is expected to begin considering articles of impeachment on the floor Wednesday.
He wrote that the proceedings inflicted “great damage and hurt” on his family.
“You dare to invoke the Founding Fathers in pursuit of this election-nullification scheme — yet your spiteful actions display unfettered contempt for America’s founding, and your egregious conduct threatens to destroy that which our Founders pledged their very lives to build,” he wrote. “Even worse than offending the Founding Fathers, you are offending Americans of faith by continually saying ‘I pray for the President,’ when you know this statement is not true, unless it is meant in a negative sense.”
“More due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem Witch Trials,” Trump wrote.
Trump . . . argued that fear of primary challengers was the real reason for action against him. “Each one of your members lives in fear of a socialist primary challenger — this is what is driving impeachment,” he wrote.