Quoting part of Nancy's letter:
..."For weeks, the President, his Counsel in the White House, and his allies in Congress have made the baseless claim that the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry 'lacks the necessary authorization for a valid impeachment proceeding.' They argue that, because the House has not taken a vote, they may simply pretend the impeachment inquiry does not exist," Pelosi wrote in the letter.
In other words, all the theatrics to this point DID 'lack the necessary authorization....', yadayadayada."This week, we will bring a resolution to the Floor that affirms the ongoing, existing investigation that is currently being conducted by our committees as part of this impeachment inquiry."...
But there's more!!
Without the "necessary authorization", the House cannot issue subpoenas with teeth--they are not enforceable in court. (Yes, I know they SAID they were issuing subpoenas. They weren't.)
Took her a very long time to engineer the vote so that certain (D) members can vote "NAY" to keep their seats, eh?
This was not a slam dunk. Heh.