GOP rep: Pelosi would allow floor vote if this were a 'true' impeachment inquiry

GOP rep: Pelosi would allow floor vote if this were a 'true' impeachment inquiry
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A House Republican and ally of President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS reimposes UN sanctions on Iran amid increasing tensions Jeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant 'Fill that seat' at North Carolina rally MORE on Monday criticized Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSunday shows preview: Justice Ginsburg dies, sparking partisan battle over vacancy before election Trump is betting big on the suburbs, but his strategy is failing 'bigly' Trump orders flags at half-staff to honor 'trailblazer' Ginsburg MORE's (D-Calif.) handling of the impeachment inquiry, saying if she were serious about the effort, she would bring it up for a floor vote.

"Formal impeachment would actually afford due process and ensure both sides are heard," tweeted Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsVulnerable GOP incumbents embrace filling Supreme Court seat this year Georgia GOP Senate candidates cite abortion in pushing Ginsburg replacement Win by QAnon believer creates new headaches for House GOP MORE (R-Ga.), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee.

Pelosi last week formally launched an impeachment inquiry into Trump over revelations surrounding a whistleblower complaint about his interactions with Ukraine. 

The intelligence community whistleblower, whom Trump has sharply attacked, says the president sought to pressure the leader of Ukraine into investigating the Biden family amid former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenMomentum growing among Republicans for Supreme Court vote before Election Day Trump expects to nominate woman to replace Ginsburg next week Video of Lindsey Graham arguing against nominating a Supreme Court justice in an election year goes viral MORE's White House bid. 

Trump has denied any wrongdoing, and congressional Republicans have largely come to his defense, saying Democrats are trying to relitigate the 2016 election.

Members of the House Intelligence Committee, House Oversight and Reform Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee plan to hold hearings and interviews on impeachment during the current recess, while most lawmakers are on break, but no formal floor vote has been scheduled or discussed publicly by leadership.