Why is it 'history'? It was a meaningless vote/show. Pelosi said so. Because it's not an impeachment resolution. Why ? It's a Rules Vote NBC News: Pelosi said Monday that the House vote on a resolution to formalize the next steps of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump will not be an ‘impeachment resolution.' Pelosi was asked by NBC News about the resolution, which she announced earlier in the day, and responded by saying ‘it’s not an impeachment resolution. ABC NEWS REPORTER: Madam Speaker, can we have you talk about the impeachment resolution? PELOSI: It’s not an impeachment resolution.