White House calls impeachment vote ‘desperate charade’

US President Donald Trump speaks at the White House Summit on Child Care and Paid Leave. (AFP)

The White House on Friday described a vote by lawmakers setting up President Donald Trump’s likely impeachment next week as a “desperate charade.”

Trump’s press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement that the Judiciary Committee’s debate on approving two articles of impeachment “has reached its shameful end.”

With the Democratic-led committee’s green light, the full House of Representatives is now likely to vote on two articles of impeachment by the end of next week.

A trial in the Republican-led Senate will follow.

“The President looks forward to receiving in the Senate the fair treatment and due process which continues to be disgracefully denied to him by the House,” Grisham said.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54