House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) suggested Tuesday an impeachment vote in the Democrat-led U.S. House of Representatives will occur before a 2020 Democrat nominee is chosen.
Nadler's committee is spearheading the latest impeachment efforts in the House and planning to vote on a resolution outlining the scope of its impeachment probe in hopes that it would add a stronger sense of legitimacy to the inquiry. Although the House has yet to take a full vote on impeachment, as Democrats do not have a pro-impeachment majority, Nadler said a House vote on impeachment will likely take place before the Democrat party chooses its presidential nominee.
If his timeline comes to fruition, it would push some candidates - particularly those who are currently serving in the House and Senate - to take a decisive position on impeachment.
"Candidates for the president are going to run on whatever they run on," Nadler told the Washington Examiner. "By the time of the campaign, the president will or will not have been impeached."
"It will be a moot issue at that point, and unless the candidate is a member of the House who has to vote or is in the Senate, then they'll have to vote," Nadler said of the Democrat presidential candidates who will be forced to...