House tables privileged resolution disapproving of Pelosi on impeachment

The House on Wednesday tabled a privileged resolution introduced by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyGOP leaders go into attack mode against Harris Republicans introduce bill to defend universities conducting coronavirus research against hackers Bipartisan senators ask congressional leadership to extend census deadline MORE (R-Calif.) disapproving of Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiKamala Harris makes history — as a Westerner On The Money: McConnell says it's time to restart coronavirus talks | New report finds majority of Americans support merger moratorium | Corporate bankruptcies on pace for 10-year high McConnell: Time to restart coronavirus talks 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 AmashKudlow acknowledges executive orders may end up in court: 'We're going to go ahead with our actions anyways' Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Peter Meijer wins GOP primary in Amash's Michigan district MORE (I-Mich.) voting with the Democrats.

The resolution says the "House disapproves of the actions of the Speaker of the House, Mrs. Pelosi of CA, to initiate an impeachment inquiry against the duly elected President of the United States, Donald J. Trump." 

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 John TrumpDemocrat calls on White House to withdraw ambassador to Belarus nominee TikTok collected data from mobile devices to track Android users: report Peterson wins Minnesota House primary in crucial swing district 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.