Trump slams 'witch hunt' after House impeachment vote
President Trump and the White House on Thursday blasted a House vote to formalize an ongoing impeachment inquiry into his alleged abuse of power as a "witch hunt" and "unhinged."
In a tweet sent immediately after the vote Thursday morning, Trump declared the impeachment probe "The Greatest Witch Hunt In American History" - echoing language he has often used to describe the impeachment inquiry and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation before that.
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, in a separate statement also issued moments after the vote, derided "Democrats' unhinged obsession with this illegitimate impeachment proceeding." She cast the inquiry as "fundamentally un-American" and argued that Democrats were wasting time on "a sham impeachment at the expense of the administration's policy priorities, like trade and border security.
31st Oct 2019