President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE on Wednesday lashed out at Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money — House pushes toward infrastructure vote US mayors, Black leaders push for passage of bipartisan infrastructure bill Lawmakers say innovation, trade rules key to small business gains MORE (D-Calif.) in a pair of tweets Christmas night, decrying what he called a "Scam Impeachment."
"Why should Crazy Nancy Pelosi, just because she has a slight majority in the House, be allowed to Impeach the President of the United States?" wrote Trump, who is staying at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., for the holidays.
He also called the impeachment process "very unfair."
Why should Crazy Nancy Pelosi, just because she has a slight majority in the House, be allowed to Impeach the President of the United States? Got ZERO Republican votes, there was no crime, the call with Ukraine was perfect, with “no pressure.” She said it must be “bipartisan...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2019
...& overwhelming,” but this Scam Impeachment was neither. Also, very unfair with no Due Process, proper representation, or witnesses. Now Pelosi is demanding everything the Republicans weren’t allowed to have in the House. Dems want to run majority Republican Senate. Hypocrites!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2019
The tweets come a week after the House voted largely along party lines to impeach Trump. The two articles of impeachment accuse Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Pelosi has since indicated she will withhold the articles of impeachment until rules governing the trial are established by the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellWe don't need platinum to solve the debt ceiling crisis The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats argue price before policy amid scramble House passes standalone bill to provide B for Israel's Iron Dome MORE (R-Ky.), who has been meeting with the White House counsel to discuss an impeachment trial, recently said he was “not impartial about this at all."
Trump criticized Pelosi on Monday for not sending the articles to the Senate.
The Speaker defended her decision, arguing that she can't choose trial managers until she has a clear picture of how the Senate plans to proceed.
“The House cannot choose our impeachment managers until we know what sort of trial the Senate will conduct,” Pelosi wrote. “President Trump blocked his own witnesses and documents from the House, and from the American people, on phony complaints about the House process. What is his excuse now?”