A defiant President Donald Trump predicted Thursday he "will win," after the Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives gave the greenlight for impeachment.
"The good thing is that the Republicans have NEVER been more united. We will win!" Trump tweeted.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier asked her party to draft articles of impeachment based on allegations that Trump abused his office by pressuring Ukraine into a scheme to embarrass one of his main opponents for re-election next year.
While impeachment is expected to pass in the Democratic-led House, the Senate is held by a Republican majority and would likely acquit the US president as his 2020 re-election campaign gathers pace.
Trump tweeted that the "Radical Left Democrats have just announced that they are going to seek to Impeach me over NOTHING."
Echoing a frequent Republican argument, he said that the "important and seldom used act of Impeachment will be used routinely to attack future Presidents. That is not what our Founders had in mind."