When discussing the process of impeachment, it would be difficult to find better insight than that imparted from former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman. In 1974, Holtzman was one of the Judiciary Committee members who recommended three articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney invited Holtzman to participate in the Impeachment 101 Town Hall she organized and held on October 10. In sharing her experience Holtzman provided a necessary template of the process that may parallel our current times once Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi announced formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump on September 24.
Then on October 17th following the death of former chair Elijah Cummings, Pelosi appointed Maloney to acting chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee based on Maloney’s seniority. This is the main investigative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“The work of the Committee on Oversight and Reform will continue uninterrupted despite our heavy hearts—as Chairman Cummings would have wanted. We will continue to pursue the impeachment inquiry with vigor in support of the investigation led by the Intelligence Committee,” stated Maloney.