UPDATE: The White House petition to impeach House Speaker Nancy Pelosi now has more than 167,000 signatures. The Trump administration is supposed to respond to petitions that reach more than 100,000 signatures within 60 days.
Original story below.
An official White House petition to impeach House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gathered well over 100,000 signatures — and that means President Donald Trump’s administration will have to respond.
“Nancy Pelosi is a TRAITOR to the American People! The Constitution defines, ‘Treason against the US.. ..adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.’ Illegal aliens are enemies that invade our country with drugs, human trafficking, and terrorist causing death and crime to American citizens,” the petition states.
The petition continues: “Nancy Pelosi adheres to these enemies by voting for and providing them aid and comfort through Sanctuary policies funded by US citizen tax dollars, and refuses to protect American people by refusing to fund our border wall, leaving our borders open and unsafe. Pelosi refused to meet with Angel families, caused the government shut down then traveled on US dollars to Hawaii and Puerto Rico while 800,000 Fed workers don't get paid, and uninvited Trump for SOTU. IMPEACH Pelosi for treason!”
As of Wednesday afternoon, the petition had more than 130,000 signatures.
President Trump is currently engaged in high-stakes negotiations with Pelosi and Democrats over funding for border security and the border wall.
“21 days goes very quickly. Negotiations with Democrats will start immediately. Will not be easy to make a deal, both parties very dug in. The case for National Security has been greatly enhanced by what has been happening at the Border & through dialogue,” Trump tweeted. “We will build the Wall!”
Trump and Democrats recently reached a temporary deal to reopen for the government for just three weeks. Now, a new deal must be met to avert yet another government shutdown.
He added: “We have turned away, at great expense, two major Caravans, but a big one has now formed and is coming. At least 8000 people! If we had a powerful Wall, they wouldn’t even try to make the long and dangerous journey. Build the Wall and Crime will Fall!”
How should Trump respond to the Pelosi petition?