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House Democrats launch impeachment inquiry; how would impeachment work?

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives for a meeting with the House Democratic Caucus about an impeachment inquiry of President Trump in the Capitol on Tuesday, September 24 2019. (Tom William/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives for a meeting with the House Democratic Caucus about an impeachment inquiry of President Trump in the Capitol on Tuesday, September 24 2019. (Tom William/CQ Roll Call)

After months of sidestepping, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has officially opened the doors to the impeachment process after details surfaced over a whistleblower complaint regarding President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.

But what exactly does the impeachment process look like? CQ Roll Call explains the complicated process.

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