Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi just said ‘no,’ and the media is in total shock. She has been exposed as a corrupt, partisan hack, and her party will answer to the voters next November.
Pelosi is still refusing to hold an actual vote of the full House to get every member on record for an impeachment inquiry, even though her unilateral decision goes against historical precedent and is arguably unconstitutional.
Columnist Paul Curry, writing for Townhall, noted, “If Nancy Pelosi were interested in doing things the right way, she would hold a vote on the House floor to open an impeachment inquiry.”
“A vote that was held for the Clinton impeachment inquiry, a vote that was held for the Nixon impeachment inquiry, but a vote that Pelosi refuses to hold today,” he continued, calling out her unprecedented move.
Curry then shifted to the wording of the Constitution itself, which states in Article 1, Section 2, that “the House of Representatives … shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.”
He makes the valid point that what constitutes “the House” is every member, not just the speaker, or a couple of committee chairman, or even one party — the Constitution is clear that the whole House should be involved.
But we all know why Pelosi is refusing to hold a vote. “She cannot hold the vote because it would endanger her more moderate members by having them voice their support for overturning an election on partisan grounds,” wrote Curry.
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