Yes, we all know they're going to vote on some procedure affirmation BS, but why won't she hold a normal vote? What's the harm she's trying to avoid?
It's not hard to bring it to the floor for a vote. I've heard many explanations but none of them make much sense and I can't seem to find nancy
explaining why she won't hold a regular vote. So what's your spin?
Here are some of the theories I've heard:
Theory 1: It gives republicans certain powers
Problem: the dems have a majority and can change the rules. Furthermore, with the compliant media there's no need to worry republicans would expose
anything that couldn't be easily covered up.
Theory 2: She doesn't have the votes
Problem: This is a defacto vote she's doing on thursday. She has to have enough votes for it.
Theory 3: She doesn't want to make certain members go on record voting for impeachement
Problem: Thursday's vote will be just as damaging for them. To voters it's basically an impeachment resolution vote, just without the actual
resolution. In fact she's trying to muddy the waters to make it seem like it's a legitimate floor vote on impeachment.
Theory 4: The public doesn't want impeachment
Problem: The media and dems are pushing this as a legitimate impeachment effort.
I'm sure there are others but the whole situation makes no sense. She's got the media pushing it as a legitimate impeachment. She's arguing that
courts are saying it's a legitimate impeachment. She's holding a defacto impeachment resolution vote. So why not just vote on an impeachment
resolution? Why give the right and trump the ammo to say this is illegitimate?
I don't get it. Left, right, I don't care. Someone help me out here please.
There seems to be a little confusion. To clear that up, below are the last three impeachment inquiry authorizations in the house. They were voted on
by the whole floor and they authorized the judiciary committee to do an impeachment inquiry on these individuals. This has not been done with Trump.
Yes it is a house rule to authorize an impeachment inquiry via full floor vote which authorizes the house judiciary to proceed.
You can download the rules here
. The relevant
B. Procedure in the House
§ 6. In General; Initiation and Referral of Charges Generally Under the modern practice, an impeachment is normally instituted by the House by the
adoption of a resolution calling for a committee investigation of charges against the officer in question.
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