Originally published at: Nancy Says NO: Pelosi Confirms There Will Be No House Vote on Impeachment Inquiry | Sean Hannity
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi confirmed this week she has no plans to hold an official vote on the Democrats’ latest impeachment inquiry; setting the stage for a high-stakes legal showdown with the White House over potential subpoenas.
“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,” reports The Hill. “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.”
“There’s no requirement that we have a vote, and so at this time we will not be having a vote,” Pelosi told reporters.
The White House sent a letter to Pelosi earlier this month demanding she hold an official vote; claiming any legal challenge will likely be ignored without a formal position on impeachment.
“Last week, White House counsel Pat Cipollone delivered a letter to Pelosi warning that administration officials would not cooperate with requests for documents or witness testimony because they deem the inquiry illegitimate. He cited the Democrats’ refusal to vote to launch the process on the floor — a step that preceded the impeachment investigations into former Presidents Nixon and Clinton,” adds The Hill.
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