Skip to comments.WATCH: Wild Moment When House Republicans Call Out Nadler for Not Following House Rules
Posted on 06/25/2020 5:22:23 AM PDT by Kaslin
The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony on Wednesday involving allegations that the Trump administration had politicized the Department of Justice. The testimony comes on the same day that a D.C. Court of Appeals officially ordered the case against former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn to be thrown out because, it turns out, the Obama Justice Department had ensnared Flynn in a perjury trap. We now know that former President Obama and former Vice President Biden, along with a cadre of Obama-era White House officials, conspired to target Flynn and use the Justice Department to damage the incoming Trump administration. But sure, let's accuse the Trump administration of being the ones who politicized the Justice Department.
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) rules over his committee like a soviet official conducting a show trial. Nadler lets Democratic witnesses go way over their time limits but then comes down with an iron fist whenever a non-Democratic witness nears the five-minute mark. Since Nadler throws the rules out the window to let his witnesses drone on and on, Rep. Louie Gohmert decided to demonstrate the importance of rules and order by disrupting a Democratic witness who wouldn't stop talking.
Former Deputy Attorney General Donald Ayer was testifying that Attorney General William Barr posed "the greatest threat ... to our rule of law and public trust in it." Ayer himself then ignored House Rules by proceeding to testify for several minutes beyond his allotted time. It was then that Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) drowned out Ayer's testimony by tapping on his desk.
"Mr. Chairman, I would ask that the sergeant-at-arms be called upon to stop the disruption of this meeting," Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) said as Rep. Gohmert continued tapping. "I cant hear this witness. This is a very important witness."
"Yeah, well he's way beyond his time," Gohmert fired back. "And if there are no rules about when people can talk, there are no rules about when you can make noise."
Nadler conceded Gohmert's point, but then allowed the Democratic witness to keep talking.
"Mr. Chairman this is outrageous. Do you have no respect for the rules whatsoever? asked Gohmert.
"He's two minutes beyond concluding, and you dont let us have that kind of time. You gavel us down immediately," continued Gohmert. "Youre being grossly unfair. ... Either we have rules or we don't."
Nadler allowed the witness to resume his monologue, and Gohmert continued tapping on his desk.
"... according to House Rules, a chairman cannot capriciously determine the five-minute rule at the whim of what he wants," said Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) during a point of order.
Of course, Nadler refused to recognize the point of order, at which point Collins said the chairman has "not stated a recognizable way of running the committee in 18 months."
Katie reported earlier that Attorney General Bill Barr has accepted an invitation from Jerry Nadler to testify before the House Judiciary Committee during a general oversight committee meeting scheduled for July 28.
Good. A Republican who fights back.
The Republicans shouldn’t even be involved. They should simply walk out and not return.
That’ll get him. This is one step beyond a strongly worded letter!
Louie Gohmert, Doug Collins, Jim Jordan ... after that, the list starts to get thin for people we can count on, and we are losing Doug to the Senate.
That must mean the SHTF before then..............
Frankly, administration/DOJ officals should not show either.
Just like what happened in their phony “will we do impeachment? Oh, were not saying. But Nancy told us to do this anyway.” hearings.
Louie Gohmert is one of the few really good ones. The vast majority of Congress is ... well, bad.
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Doesn’t sound like it helped much.
Rats are beyond the rules, morals, and laws.
The Democrats abuse power because they have no fear of Republicans. If Republicans were firm and full of determination the Dems wouldn’t be so aggressive IMO.
No one is above the rules.
Dems do not fear Republicans, because the Dems know the Progressive Media will support and protect the Dems, and attack and demonize the Republicans.
This was a “wild moment”?
So sick of clickbait headlines.
LMAO.....would be utterly hilarious if Gohmert clubbed NadlerIdiot over the head, just saying.
The Republicans have to stop fearing the media and appeasing the Dems. But since they haven’t done that for decades its unlikely they’ll suddenly grow a spine.
Trump takes a bashing everyday but he is fearless and has convictions and objectives. The GOP is just the opposite unfortunately. I call them the Republican Retreaters because that is exactly what they are.
This was a wild moment?
Its not wild. Its a common occurrence. Democrats abuse power and break the rules everyday and Republicans helplessly whine about it. Situation normal really.
We seem to be mere inches away from fisticuffs breaking out on the floor of the House...much like they do in so many other countries where law and order have faded
Matt Gaetz, Ken Buck, Tom McClintock.
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