Jeffries to Trump: 'You can run but you cannot hide'

Jeffries to Trump: 'You can run but you cannot hide'
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House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem JeffriesHakeem Sekou JeffriesUSMCA deal close, but not 'imminent,' Democrats say House Democrat's Halloween display mourns passed bills that die in McConnell's 'legislative graveyard' Democrats unveil impeachment procedures MORE (D-N.Y.) blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump opens new line of impeachment attack for Democrats Bloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states New witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes MORE on Twitter after the president demanded an apology for the House’s planned impeachment inquiry.

“Apologize? NEVER. Abuse of power is an impeachable offense,” Jeffries tweeted Wednesday evening. “You can run but you cannot hide.”

Trump’s original tweet came Wednesday morning after the release of notes summarizing his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, which has been the subject of a whistleblower complaint alleging the president used the call to pressure Zelenskiy to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states New witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes Obama cautions 2020 hopefuls against going too far left MORE’s son Hunter.

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In the tweet, Trump repeated his characterization of the call with Zelenskiy as “perfect.”

Jeffries, a top ally of House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi: Trump tweets on Yovanovitch show his 'insecurity as an imposter' On The Money: Trump asks Supreme Court to block Dem subpoena for financial records | Kudlow 'very optimistic' for new NAFTA deal | House passes Ex-Im Bank bill opposed by Trump, McConnell Overnight Defense: Ex-Ukraine ambassador offers dramatic day of testimony | Talks of 'crisis' at State Department | Trump tweets criticism of envoy during hearing | Dems warn against 'witness intimidation' | Trump defends his 'freedom of speech' MORE (D-Calif.), announced his support for impeachment Tuesday afternoon before Pelosi’s press conference announcing the inquiry, an indication that the Speaker and other House leaders would proceed with an inquiry after months of insisting it was off the table.

“The Constitution gives Congress the responsibility to rein in a lawless President,” Jeffries tweeted Tuesday, announcing a 4 p.m. meeting of the full Democratic caucus. “We will do our job #ImpeachmentInveastigation.”