House Democrats have released text of the impeachment resolution they plan to vote on, however when that vote will take place is still unclear. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi originally claimed the vote would be this Thursday. But on Tuesday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer walked that back and said that not only was the vote “not an impeachment resolution” but that it might not be “ready to go on Thursday.” Hoyer told reporters Tuesday morning: “This is not an impeachment resolution. I don’t know what an impeachment resolution is.”
The text of the resolution released by Democrats directs the House committees to continue their investigation into “whether sufficient grounds exist for the House to exercise its constitutional power to impeach” President Trump. It then establishes the ground rules for how the committees’ hearings, now to be made public, will proceed, allotting 90 minutes per witness questioning and giving the GOP the ability to call their own witnesses to the stand. The resolution also allows the committees to subpoena relevant witnesses and information throughout their investigations, and allows the committees to make all relevant information publicly available with the exception of classified and sensitive information.
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