Yesterday the House Judiciary Committee was supposed to vote on the articles of impeachment against President Trump, but Jerry Nadler had to go to sleep (and the show wasn’t getting good ratings this late at night).
Without even consulting anyone, Jerry Nadler decided that these hearings should continue the following day, blowing up the schedules of members of congress who still have work to do before they go home for Christmas.
“It is now very late at night,” Nadler said shortly before midnight. “I want the members on both sides of the aisle to think about what has happened over these last two days, and to search their consciences before we cast their final votes. Therefore, the committee will now stand in recess until tomorrow morning at 10 a.m., at which point I will move to divide the question so that each of us may have the opportunity to cast up-or-down votes on each of the articles of impeachment, and let history be our judge.”
Ranking member Doug Collins of Georgia was not pleased with the chairman’s decision to extend impeachment hearings for another day.
“Mr. Chairman, there was no consulting with the ranking member on your schedule for tomorrow — you just blew up schedules for everyone?” Collins asked, completely baffled. “You chose not to consult the ranking member on a scheduling issue of this magnitude? This is the kangaroo court we’re talking about. Not even consult? Not even consult? 10 a.m. tomorrow?”
While Nadler was getting ready for bed, Collins was addressing the media, saying that this type of behavior is why we, the American people, have no faith in our government institutions.
“This is why people don’t like us. This crap like this is why people are having such a terrible opinion of Congress,” Collins said. “What Chairman Nadler just did, and his staff, and the rest of the majority who sat there quietly and said nothing, this is why they don’t like us.”
“They know it’s all about games. It’s all about the TV screens. They want the primetime hit. This is Speaker Pelosi and Adam Schiff and the others directing this committee. I don’t have a chairman anymore. I guess I need to just go straight to Ms. Pelosi and say, what TV hit does this committee need to do? This committee has lost all relevance. I’ll see y’all tomorrow.”
Jessica Andrews, a spokeswoman for the House Judiciary Committee Republicans, told Fox News “The claim that Republicans promised Judiciary Democrats that Thursday’s markup would end by 5:00 p.m. is false. Republicans were prepared to offer an arsenal of appropriate amendments to address the clear deficiencies in the articles of impeachment and were told that the committee would be voting on articles Thursday evening. Judiciary Democrats broke their promise as the cameras and lights were fading. They chose, instead, to reconvene when ratings would be higher and the integrity of our committee would be at a historic low.”
More stall tactics by a party that has no other platform aside from “orange man bad”.