Speaker Nancy Pelosi will say that the House will not hold a formal House vote to launch an impeachment inquiry, after meeting with House Democrats to discuss the possibility of holding a vote on the ongoing impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

Republicans have argued that the impeachment inquiry is illegitimate because the full House has not voted to formally begin an investigation. The inquiry is currently being carried out by several committees. The White House counsel has also cited the lack of a full vote as a reason that the White House is not cooperating with the inquiry. A formal House vote is not a step that is required by the Constitution to begin an impeachment inquiry, although previous inquiries have started with such a vote.

The vote would force Democrats and Republicans to go on the record for their support, or lack thereof, for an impeachment inquiry.