US President Donald Trump has lashed out at his Democrat opponents in a defiant speech at a rally in Louisiana.
He was speaking after it was confirmed that public impeachment hearings will begin in Congress next Wednesday.
He accused the Democrats of trying to overthrow American democracy via a “deranged, delusional, destructive and hyper-partisan” process.
Mr Trump was in Louisiana to support the Republican candidate for governor in forthcoming elections.
Tuesday saw his party lose the governorship of Kentucky and control of the state legislature in Virginia.