Democrats accused President Donald Trump of putting himself before the country as they clashed with the ruling Republican party during the impeachment proceedings in a sharply divided US Congress on Monday.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler alleged that Trump is trying to undermine the 2020 election for his own benefit and demands a speedy impeachment process.
Nadler argued that President Trump put himself ahead of the interests of the country by allegedly abusing his powers and pressuring Ukraine to announce an investigation into former vice president Joe Biden, his potential challenger in the 2020 election.
“President Trump withheld the aid and the meeting in order to pressure a foreign government to do him that favour. President Trump put himself before the country,” Nadler said.