Pelosi Refuses to Hold Impeachment Inquiry Vote

  • 2019-10-16
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Pelosi Refuses to Hold Impeachment Inquiry Vote
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Nancy Pelosi announced on Tuesday that she would not hold a vote on whether to make the impeachment inquiry formal or not.

According to The Hill:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday she will not stage a vote on the House floor to officially launch an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. 

The decision came after Democratic leaders, returning to Washington following a two-week recess, had reached out to members of their diverse caucus to gauge the party's support for such a vote.

After back-to-back meetings with party leaders and then the full caucus, Pelosi announced that no such vote would take place. Democratic aides emphasized, however, that the process remains fluid and that Pelosi may reverse course and stage such a vote at any point in the future.

"There's no requirement that we have a vote, and so at this time we will not be having a vote," Pelosi told reporters during a last-minute press briefing in the Capitol. 

President Trump and Republicans are urging Pelosi to hold the vote stating that they will not cooperate until the House makes it a formal inquiry.

 Source: TTN

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