The Republicans Are Really a Mess
Does Biden Have Any Influence on the World Stage? Don't Ask Karine Jean-Pierre.
Man Lights Himself on Fire Outside Trump Trial Courthouse
'Low-Grade Propaganda': Jim Banks Introduces Bill to Defund NPR
Is This What an 'Impartial' Jury Looks Like?
'See You in Court': Biden Policy Nuking Title IX Draws Legal Challenge From...
Trump Campaign, RNC Unveil Massive Election Integrity Program
Following England’s Lead, Another Country Will Stop Prescribing Puberty Blockers
The Five Stone Strategy of Defeating the Islamic Regime in Iran
Another Republican Signs on to Oust Johnson
Biden’s Education Secretary Vowed to Shut Down the Largest Christian University in the...
Poll Shows How 'Ticked-Off Voters' Are 'Both an Opportunity and a Challenge for...
Did Biden Actually Have a Point With His Slip-Up on 'Freedom Over Democracy'?
Here's Why a National Guardsmen Shot an Illegal Alien
Who's Ahead? New Barrage of 2024 Polling Sheds Light on Presidential, Senate Races
Tipsheet

House Judiciary Passes Resolution on Parameters of Trump Impeachment Inquiry

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

UPDATE: Following the vote, Nadler vowed to hold an "aggressive" series of hearings investigating corruption and obstruction allegations against President Trump.

Advertisement

ORIGINAL POST

House Judiciary Committee Democrats have passed a resolution to set the ground rules on an impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

"The conduct under investigation poses a threat to our democracy," Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) maintained in his opening statement. "We have an obligation to respond to this threat. And we are doing so."

The vote would, in part, allow Nadler to call impeachment hearings, and allow staff members to question witnesses in those hearings.

A fed up Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) tried to explain what was really going on.

"The Judiciary Committee has become a giant Instagram filter," he said. "To make it appear that something’s happening that is not."

After 32 months of investigations that have produced no evidence that then-candidate Donald Trump colluded with Russia to win in 2016, still Democrats are pursuing other avenues that could lead to impeachment.

Collins has seen and heard a lot of in the past few years, but he is still shocked by his colleagues' willingness to grant their staffers so much responsibility.

"I’ve never seen a majority of members who desperately want to give their authority to staff members," he noted.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) had a similar message. He was frustrated that in the past 48 hours, the committee has voted to strip Americans of their Second Amendment rights, and to try and impeach the duly elected president.

Advertisement

Jordan surmised that the Democrats are "trying to change the rules" because so far they've hit nothing but dead ends. 

"The Michael Cohen hearing was a flop," Jordan noted. "The John Dean hearing was a flop. And everyone in the country knows the Bob Mueller hearing...that was a flop."

But, Jordan added, the Democrats won't give up because they've "got to find something" to get this president in trouble.

Media have noted that the impeachment inquiry has sparked confusion among Democrats, many of whom are nervous to vote on such a controversial topic in an election year.

In early August, Nadler publicly declared that his committee had already launched impeachment proceedings despite taking no formal vote to do so. The claim sparked confusion, even among some Democrats, who sought clarification as they faced questions from progressive constituents about the status of the House's effort to recommend Trump's removal from office. (Politico)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has attempted to put the brakes on all this impeachment talk, urging her colleagues to focus on other issues.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement