Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Pelosi Feeling Heat to Hold Full House Vote on Impeachment Inquiry

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
When the House reconvenes next week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi might be forced by members of her own party to call for a vote by the full House on an impeachment inquiry. To date, Pelosi has resisted holding a vote by the House, largely because she was unsure whether the measure would pass.
But in the last couple of weeks, several Democrats who had been sitting on the fence about impeachment have come on board, giving Pelosi the chance to do what she should have done in the first place: get the full House to authorize an inquiry.
Washington Examiner:
Progressive Democrats are ramping up demands for an official floor vote to open an impeachment inquiry now that President Trump has dared them to go on the record.
"I think it's time for us to put a vote on the floor, a resolution for the inquiry structured in such a way that it can move forward with full power of the Congress behind it," Rep. John Garamendi of California told CNN this week.
It had been an open question what kind of authority the various House committees looking into impeachment had been operating under. While a committee's mandate to investigate can be broad, it's not unlimited -- especially when it comes to a constitutional question like impeachment.
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