Updated at 12:43 p.m. ET
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced Thursday morning that House Democrats will move ahead with drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump, though she did not define the scope of those articles.
"His wrongdoing strikes at the very heart of our Constitution," Pelosi said, referring to Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate political rivals while hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid were on hold earlier this year.
The House Judiciary Committee meanwhile announced it will hold a hearing on Monday to hear "presentations of evidence" from the staff attorneys on the Judiciary and the Intelligence committees.
In a later news conference, Pelosi reacted angrily to a question about whether she hates the president. "As a Catholic I resent your using the word 'hate' in a sentence that addresses me," she said. "I don't hate anyone." She added, "I pray for the president all the time. So don't mess with me when it comes to words like that."
Trump responded on Twitter, saying Pelosi had "a nervous fit." As to her statement that she prays for the president, Trump said, "I don't believe her, not even close."