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 JeffriesLawmakers trade insults over Trump budget cuts On The Money: Fed chief warns Congress on deficits | Trump blames Powell after Dow dips slightly | Trump withdraws nomination of former US attorney for Treasury post Jeffries: Trump budget is a 'declaration of war on the American dream' MORE (D-N.Y.) blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests Sotomayor, Ginsburg should have to recuse themselves on 'Trump related' cases Sanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' Sanders releases list of how to pay for his proposals 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 BidenSanders defends Castro comments in wake of backlash from some Democrats Klobuchar releases medical report that says she's in 'very good health' Candidates face pressure to exit presidential race 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 PelosiBottom Line Immigrants who seek opportunity should comply with longstanding American values Trump's intel moves spark Democratic fury 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.”