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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 McCarthyPelosi, Schumer endorse 8 billion plan as basis for stimulus talks Hoyer releases 2021 House calendar Ronna McDaniel launches bid for third term as GOP chair MORE (R-Calif.) disapproving of Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Funding bill hits snag as shutdown deadline looms | Pelosi, Schumer endorse 8 billion plan as basis for stimulus talks | Poll: Most Americans support raising taxes on those making at least 0K Battle heats up for House Foreign Affairs gavel Nearly one-third of US adults expect to lose employment income: Census Bureau 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 AmashIncoming GOP lawmaker shares video of hotel room workout, citing 'Democrat tyrannical control' Rundown of the House seats Democrats, GOP flipped on Election Day Romney congratulates Biden after victory MORE (I-Mich.) voting with the Democrats.

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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 TrumpFederal watchdog accuses VOA parent company of wrongdoing under Trump appointee Lawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list Ivanka Trump gives deposition in lawsuit alleging misuse of inauguration funds 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.