US President Donald Trump said he was being subjected to an “attempted coup” and a witch trial as Democrats set an impeachment vote for Wednesday.
Trump on Tuesday in a six-page letter told Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the Democratic-led House of Representatives, that “history will judge you harshly.”
In reference to a famous miscarriage of justice and religious extremism in the 17th century United States, that resulted in 20 executions, Trump said he had been given less rights than “those accused in the Saleem Witch Trials.”
The letter came just minutes before Pelosi announced that the House would vote Wednesday to make Trump only the third leader ever impeached and placed on trial in the Senate.
“The House of Representatives will exercise one of the most solemn powers granted to us by the Constitution as we vote to approve two articles of impeachment against the president of the United States,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to Democratic colleagues on Tuesday.
“During this very prayerful moment in our nation’s history, we must honor our oath to support and defend our constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic,” she added.
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