By Janita Kan
Following his criticism of the Democrats on Saturday morning, President Donald Trump expressed his resolve to fight for the American people in a video message, amid a controversy that prompted the House to launch an impeachment inquiry.
“What’s going on now is the single greatest scam in the history of American politics,” Trump said in his video on Saturday, Sept. 28. “The Democrats want to take away your guns, they want to take away your healthcare, they want to take away your vote, they want to take away your freedom, they want to take away your judges, they want to take away everything. We can never let this happen.”
“We are fighting to drain the swamp. And that’s exactly what I’m doing and you see why we have to do it because our country is at stake like never before. It’s all very simple. They’re trying to stop me because I’m fighting for you. And I’ll never let that happen,” he added.
This comes as House Democrats move forward with their impeachment inquiry, which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced on Tuesday. On Friday afternoon, three House committees announced that one of the committees has issued a subpoena on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over documents relating to Ukraine dealings as well as scheduled dispositions for five state department officials as part of their inquiry.
Pelosi initiated the impeachment inquiry over media reports about a whistleblower complaint that was centered on a phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The transcript of the call and complaint were released this week.
The transcript revealed that although Trump had asked Zelensky to look into Biden, he did not exert any pressure and neither was there any quid pro quo—which had been the center of a controversy.
House Republican leaders have criticized Pelosi for making the decision to launch the inquiry prior to reviewing the documents.
Earlier on Saturday, Trump took to Twitter to criticize Democrats, while singling out six House members: Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her three close allies—Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.).
“Can you imagine if these Do Nothing Democrat Savages, people like Nadler, Schiff, AOC Plus 3, and many more, had a Republican Party who would have done to Obama what the Do Nothings are doing to me.”
“Oh well, maybe next time!” he added.
In separate posts, he wrote, “Presidential Harassment!,” “Make America Great Again!,” and “Keep America Great!”
Trump and other critics have suggested that the impeachment inquiry would distract the House from their legislative agenda in Congress.
On Wednesday at the United Nations, Trump told reporters that he tried talking to Pelosi about gun laws but said she didn’t appear interested.
“She’s lost her way. She’s been taken over by the radical left. She may be a radical left herself, but she really has lost her way. I spoke to her about guns yesterday. She didn’t even know what I was talking about. She’s not interested in guns,” Trump said.
“I’ll tell you what: Nancy Pelosi is not interested in guns and gun protection and gun safety. All she is thinking about is this. She’s been taken over by the radical left, the whole Democrat Party. And you take a look at what’s happening in the media today. The whole party is taken over by the left,” he said.
Similarly, Democratic Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-N.J.) told Fox News in an appearance on Saturday that compared to the last session, he feels that fewer bills are being passed now and Congress “seldom” come together to get things done.
“I think probably only a third of the number of bills compared to [the] last session,” he said.
Meanwhile, Pelosi told a press conference on Thursday that the inquiry would not affect the House’s legislative processes.
“We continue to move forward on meeting the needs of the American people and making progress for them,” Pelosi said.
“At the same time, we take an oath to protect and defend the constitution. We can do both,” she added.
Epoch Times reporter Zachary Stieber contributed to this report.
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