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Worth noting: While a letter to Pelosi and the committee chairmen had been drafted, it had not been finalized or signed as of Thursday night.
Doesn’t the House have to vote to open an impeachment inquiry?This has been the subject of much dispute. The House voted to open an inquiry into Nixon and Clinton, but when the House impeached President Andrew Johnson in 1868, it did not.
“There’s no real technical reason for a full House vote,” Taylor said. “The Constitution does not prescribe how the House impeaches.”
originally posted by: dfnj2015
originally posted by: Lumenari
originally posted by: JustJohnny
a reply to: jhn7537
I just have NO idea why you think voting yes would EVER hurt a democrat?!? Lol
Since politics appears to be a new thing for you, let me help.
There are approximately 100 Democrats in the House that are up for re-election that represent districts that Trump won.
If Trump's overall approval rating stays above 30% or so (it will) then at least 70% of those Democrats who vote "yes" to actual impeachment proceedings will lose their seats to a Republican this election.
Thus turning the House back to a Republican majority and Nancy loses the gavel.
Nancy had no idea when she started this process that Schiff coached the current rouge CIA spy on his Whistleblower complaint.
Without a full vote of the House for impeachment proceedings, there isn't even an actual impeachment.
Hell, Shiff doesn't even have subpoena power until that happens.
So yes... PLEASE let's get that vote going!
I do appreciate your efforts in getting the vote going. I look forward to the results.
However, in the meantime, your assertion, "actual impeachment proceedings will lose their seats to a Republican this election." I did some research on which states in play for the Congressional seats. Assuming all the Republican seats remain Republican (which is unlikely), then let's just consider the Senate seats in states held by Democrats:
United States Congress elections, 2020
New Hampshire Biden+10
New Jersey Biden+6
Minnesota No Poll but unlikely
Oregon Net Approval -24
Illinois Unlikely since Hillary won by a million votes
Alabama You can have Alabama
New Mexico Hillary Won +8
Of course Republicans have been known to steal elections through voter suppression so anything is possible.
Jim Crow Steals Election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District
Facing Suppression, These Voters Are Fighting to Make Their Voices Heard
Generic Congressional Vote
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: Lumenari
AND you,... find that rule.
You guys are all wrong. They house does not need to vote to investigate. They always have the power of subpoena and they do not need a vote to do that either.