Nancy Pelosi continues to ignore the long-standing precedents on impeachment as she allows her colleagues to continue their impeachment probe without holding a formal vote on the matter.
According to Deroy Murdock in National Review:
As the Impeachment Express accelerates, the Democrat-controlled House is hell-bent on removing America’s duly elected president of the United States. This is among the gravest contingencies in this constitutional republic.
“There’s no requirement that we have a vote,” she declared Tuesday. “So, at this time, we will not be having a vote.”
True, despite these three powerful precedents, the Constitution does not compel a full-House vote to start the impeachment ball rolling. Regardless, Pelosi avoids this opening move because she might lose such a vote or, ultimately, her majority if she forced certain members to support a formal impeachment inquiry.
Beyond this non-vote strategy, Pelosi and her far-Left colleagues have little interest in due process or first-grade-level fairness. These Democrats — the sorest losers in the history of human competition — lust to oust a president whose guts they hate, largely for the warm rush of doing so. Unlike the widely watched Nixon and Clinton impeachment hearings, Pelosi’s persecution happens behind closed doors, with all the transparency of a casket. Trump’s attorneys cannot cross-examine witnesses, present counter-evidence, or simply sit quietly and watch. Even worse, scheming Democrats have barred the American people from this star chamber.
By holding off the vote, something that occurred for Clinton, Nixon, and Johnson, Pelosi seeks to protect the 31 Democrats who won Republican seats and led to her becoming Speaker of the House, again.