The Impeachment Inquiry to date … and that to be governed by the recent House Resolution … does not provide the Committee’s Ranking Minority Member(s) with the unilateral authority to issue subpoenas. The ability for the minority (Republicans) to issue subpoenas according to the same rules as the majority (Democrats) has been the traditional precedential bi-partisan practice in all recent resolutions “authorizing impeachment inquiries”. (HR Res. 581, 105th Cong. (1998); HR Res. 803, 93rd Cong. (1974). Contrary to the soundbite warbling of the mindlessly partisan … precedent is not being employed or observed, here.
Under the 'newly' established House Resolution procedure … the Ranking Minority Member must request and provide justification for the issuance of a subpoena and shall be permitted to issue the subpoena in the discretion of the Chair. In the event of a dispute … the question is to be resolved by vote of the entire Committee.