Pelosi’s Team Hints That Impeachment Vote Might Wait Until 2020 Because It ‘Doesn’t Fit the Holiday Spirit’

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As for when an impeachment vote against President Donald Trump would take place in the House of Representatives, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is saying it could be in the new year.

Pelosi’s team says “the backlog of bills up this month in the House ‘works against’ a December impeachment vote,” Fox News’ Chat Pergram reports.

The House speaker’s leadership team also noted that an impeachment vote around Christmas “doesn’t fit the holiday spirit,” meaning it could be 2020 before there is a vote on whether to impeach Trump or not.

The House Intelligence Committee is expected to hold a closed-door vote on Tuesday evening about whether to publicly release its impeachment report.

Republican lawmakers in the House have until Thursday “to add their views to the impeachment report,” Pergram reports. The report then would then go to the House Judiciary Committee.

The House Judiciary Committee will conduct its first public hearing on Wednesday in the impeachment probe. The committee’s chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) invited Trump and his lawyers to attend, but the White House has turned down the invitation.

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