The House on Wednesday tabled a privileged resolution introduced by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyDemocrats lean into vaccine mandates ahead of midterms Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol 'Justice for J6' rally puts GOP in awkward spot MORE (R-Calif.) disapproving of Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiRepublicans caught in California's recall trap Raise the debt limit while starting to fix the budget 'Justice for J6' organizer calls on demonstrators to respect law enforcement MORE’s (D-Calif.) decision to move forward with a formal impeachment inquiry.
The 232-194 vote was along party lines with Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashDemocrats defend Afghan withdrawal amid Taliban advance Vietnam shadow hangs over Biden decision on Afghanistan Kamala Harris and our shameless politics MORE (I-Mich.) voting with the Democrats.
It goes on to blast Pelosi for moving forward with impeachment without a full house vote stating: "The House of Representatives has moved forward with impeachment against a federal officer three times, each initiated by an impeachment inquiry resolution approved by the full House, not by a unilateral decree of the Speaker.
McCarthy's decision to introduce the measure comes one day after Pelosi announced she backs a formal inquiry following an influx of support from her caucus after reports unfolded about President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE’s dealings with Ukraine.
The California Republican has repeatedly blasted Pelosi's handling of the whistleblower report, arguing Democrats jumped the gun on moving forward with impeachment since they had not obtained all of the information on the president's conversation with the Ukranian president.
Earlier in the day, McCarthy told reporters, "what the Speaker did was a dark day, not only for this institution, but for the rule of law. And she put this country in harm's way when it comes to national security and our view around the world."
He questioned whether Pelosi should stay on as Speaker.
"At the end of the day the Speaker owes an apology to this nation and I think it’s even a question if she should stay in her job,” he said at a press conference.