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 TrumpTrump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Trump administration planning to crack down on 'birth tourism': report George Conway on Trump adding Dershowitz, Starr to legal team: 'Hard to see how either could help' MORE on Monday criticized Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats worry a speedy impeachment trial will shut out public Schiff huddles in Capitol with impeachment managers Media's selective outrage exposed in McSally-Raju kerfuffle 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 CollinsMedia's selective outrage exposed in McSally-Raju kerfuffle The five dumbest things said about impeachment so far Pelosi accepts Collins's apology for saying Democrats are 'in love with terrorists' 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. 

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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.