- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 18, 2019

House Democrats probably won’t answer President Trump’s prayers on impeachment, but Father Frank Pavone did.

Father Pavone, a Roman Catholic who is national director of Priests for Life, responded Wednesday to the president’s call for prayers over his impeachment.

“President Trump just asked for prayers!” he said on his Twitter account. “Let’s storm heaven against the evil that surrounds him. I pray he will have the courage to continue to fight for the Lives of the unborn!”

Earlier, Mr. Trump began the day of his impeachment on Wednesday by asking the nation to pray.

“Can you believe that I will be impeached today by the Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats, AND I DID NOTHING WRONG!” Mr. Trump tweeted at 7:34 a.m. “A terrible Thing. Read the Transcripts. This should never happen to another President again. Say a PRAYER!”

The House was expected to hold a final party-line vote on two articles of impeachment sometime Wednesday evening, accusing Mr. Trump of abuse of power and obstructing Congress in his dealings with Ukraine.

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With nearly all Democrats planning to vote in favor, Mr. Trump will become only the third president in history to be impeached. Republicans say he will be acquitted in a Senate trial sometime next month, sparing Mr. Trump from being removed from office.

Soon after the expected House vote, Mr. Trump will hold a campaign “Merry Christmas rally” Wednesday night with Vice President Mike Pence in Battle Creek, Michigan. The campaign also plans to use impeachment in an aggressive online push for campaign donations.

The president has said consistently that a transcript of his July 25 phone call with Ukraine’s president shows he didn’t pressure him to open a corruption investigation of Democratic front-runner Joseph R. Biden in exchange for U.S. military aid.

• Dave Boyer can be reached at dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

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