Rep. Jerry Nadler raced to the podium Thursday after Chief Justice John Roberts read the last question before adjourning for the evening, blowing past House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff who attempted to stop him.
"Could you please respond to the answer just given by the president's counsel and provide any other comments the Senate would benefit from hearing before we adjourn for the evening?" Roberts read from the card.
Townhall's Julio Rosas captured the viral moment Nadler is seen bolting from his chair, walking straight past Schiff.
"Jerry, Jerry, Jerry," Schiff said as he stepped toward his colleague.
Schiff: “Jerry. Jerry. Jerry. Jerry.”— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) January 31, 2020
Nadler: Leeeeeroy Jenkins pic.twitter.com/AL4d4tlhqv
“This is INCREDIBLE. Schiff tried to stop Nadler! You can hear him call him to stop. And then he showed why," National Republican Senate Committee senior advisor Matt Whitlock tweeted. "Dems ask for a closing statement on the night. Nadler, clearly fed up, jumps to his feet and scurries to the mic, ignoring audible protests of lead manager Schiff. Then Nadler gives a terrible lecturing close."
I can’t get over this video.— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) January 31, 2020
Dems ask for a closing statement on the night. Nadler, clearly fed up, jumps to his feet and scurries to the mic, ignoring audible protests of lead manager Schiff.
Then Nadler gives a terrible lecturing close.
MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell even commented on how quickly Nadler raced to the podium.
"Adam Schiff stood. He was ready to go to the podium. He only had to do about three steps to get there. Jerry Nadler had to do about 12. It's the fastest I've seen Jerry Nadler move, in the 25 years that I've known him," O'Donnell remarked.