Here’s why Democrats aren’t holding an impeachment inquiry vote — yet

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Analysis by Zachary B. Wolf, CNN

Updated 8:23 AM ET, Wed October 16, 2019

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Back from a recess, Democrats were debating whether to address gripes about the impeachment process and hold a vote authorizing their inquiry as it races forward.

New revelations about the extent of the Trump administration’s shadow diplomacy in Ukraine are emerging daily in closed-door testimony, and so far, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats have been more swayed by the arguments against holding a vote — it would eat up time, they don’t technically need to and it would put moderates in their party officially on the record — than President Donald Trump’s complaints of unfairness. And it means the first votes of the impeachment inquiry could be on impeachment itself.

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