Pelosi should call for House vote on inquiry

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October 17, 2019 - 10:25 AM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) hold a press conference on Oct. 2 on the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. (Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held off Tuesday night from scheduling a vote of the full House on whether to authorize the ongoing impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

The vote would be little more than procedural, she said, as it would confer negligible enhanced powers to committee chairs.

Currently six bipartisan standing committees — judiciary, oversight and reform, foreign affairs, financial services, and ways and means — are interviewing witnesses and gathering information about the president’s alleged withholding of $400 million in military aid to Ukraine in exchange for help in the 2020 presidential election. 

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