Examining the House Impeachment Inquiry Resolution

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff speaks regarding the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill, October 15, 2019. (Carlos Jasso/Reuters)
Some observations

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE O n Tuesday, House Democrats published the resolution that, once passed, will approve and govern the impeachment inquiry on the question whether President Trump should be impeached. The vote is likely to take place on Thursday.

Some observations about the eight-page resolution.

1) The resolution is flawed, for reasons we’ll get to (the flaws could be major or minor, depending on how the resolution is implemented). By any measure, though, it is a significant improvement over the status quo ante. Once it’s passed, the House as an institution will have endorsed the impeachment inquiry. As we have pointed out, the Constitution commits the

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