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.
10) Do Democrats have the votes for impeachment? Pelosi is a master at reading her caucus. If Pelosi has the votes she’ll likely give the green light to impeach on the floor. If Pelosi doesn’t have the votes impeachment could wait – conceivably until the New Year.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 3, 2019
11) A member of Pelosi’s leadership team today told Fox that the backlog of bills up this month in the House “works against” a December impeachment vote. And the Democrat noted that impeachment “doesn’t fit the holiday spirit.” That means impeachment could wait until 2020.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 3, 2019
9) Unclear when Dems could try to put impeachment on the flr. Dems today announced the Hse will remain in session almost until Christmas. Remember the House voted to impeach President Clinton on the Saturday before Christmas in 1998. We could have a similar scenario this round.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 3, 2019
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.