It's a foregone conclusion. Of course, the "articles" will not stand up to any scrutiny, but that is not important. What's important are the optics.
Sundance actually saw this setup coming in December, with certain rule-changes shoved through by Nancy.
A formal vote to initiate an “impeachment inquiry” is not technically required; however, there has always been a full house vote until now. The reason not to have a House vote is simple: if the formal process was followed the minority (republicans) would have enforceable rights within it. Without a vote to initiate, the articles of impeachment can be drawn up without any participation by the minority; and without any input from the executive. This was always the plan that was visible in Pelosi’s changed House rules....
You do understand that this means the