House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Sunday that his panel could vote as early as this week on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
The New York Democrat’s comments come following an announcement by the White House that it would not participate in the House’s “sham” impeachment hearings.
“It’s possible. I don’t know,” Nadler said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“My goal is to do it as expeditiously but as fairly as possible, depending on how long it takes,” he said.
“There are possible drafts various people are writing, but the fact is we’re not going to make the decisions as to how broad the articles should be, as to what they contain and what the wording is, until after the hearing tomorrow.”
The Judiciary Committee is meeting Monday to hear more evidence regarding the House’s ongoing impeachment inquiry into the president.
House committees have been investigating whether President Trump acted improperly in his dealings with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Specifically, Democrats have accused Trump of abusing his office by threatening to withhold military aid from Kiev unless that government agreed to open probes into Joe and Hunter Biden, as well as reported Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election on behalf of Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton.
Nadler’s committee released a report Saturday on “constitutional grounds for presidential impeachment,” – an update of versions of the report produced in 1974, during the Nixon administration, and in 1998, during the Clinton administration.