Pelosi announces vote on moving impeachment proceedings to the public phase
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on May 23, 2019 that her Democratic caucus was not currently prepared to launch impeachment proceedings against US President Donald Trump. (AFP / MANDEL NGAN)

Democrats have announced the US House of Representatives will vote on formal impeachment procedures Thursday.

House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) said it would “ensure transparency and provide a clear path forward” as the investigation continues. “This is the right thing to do for the institution,” he said, as The Washington Post reports.