Are House Democrats conducting an impeachment inquiry?
It depends who you ask.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler of New York and many liberal Democrats claim the panel is conducting a formal inquiry into whether to impeach President Trump, even though the House has not voted to approve it.
The Judiciary Committee will hold a vote Thursday that Nadler has cast as the first step in formalizing the process in the impeachment inquiry.
But other Democrats say that while lawmakers are investigating President Trump, it’s not officially impeachment.
“I’m not quite sure what Chairman Nadler meant, because we have not launched a formal impeachment inquiry in the United States Congress,” Rep. Gerry Connolly, a Democrat from Virginia, told CNN in August.