GOP rep introduces resolution to remove Nadler as Judiciary panel chairman over impeachment probe

Fox News Politics 1 month ago
House to vote on laying out procedures for impeachment hearings; Kristin Fisher reports from Capitol Hill.

A Republican congressman introduced a resolution on Tuesday calling for the ouster of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., from his panel post for pursuing impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

The proceedings were formally backed late Tuesday by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Lance Gooden, R-Texas, said in a release that Nadler has acted against the will of the House of Representatives, which never gave his committee explicit authorization to begin impeachment proceedings. The body voted 332-95 in July to table an impeachment resolution from Rep. Al Green, D-Texas.

"This attempted coup against a duly elected, sitting president is unprecedented and must be stopped," Gooden said. "I urge the majority to move immediately to have him stripped of his chairmanship and that any accomplices on the Judiciary Committee not be considered as a replacement."

Nadler and fellow Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have been investigating Trump as part of what they've called impeachment proceedings. Notably, Nadler hauled Trump's former 2016 campaign manager, Cory Lewandowski, in front of his committee last week for a combative five hours of testimony related to possible impeachable behavior by the president.

Pelosi announced that multiple House committees are now moving forward with an impeachment inquiry, responding in large part to allegations that Trump recently pressured Ukraine's president to investigate the Biden family.

"The actions of the Trump presidency revealed the dishonorable fact of the president's betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security, and betrayal of the integrity of our elections," Pelosi said on Capitol Hill. "Therefore, today I am announcing that the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry."

Gooden said Nadler is the one defying the law.

"In recent days, Democrats have sanctimoniously declared their allegiance to the rule of law," Gooden said. "I encourage them to follow those rules and hold Chairman Nadler accountable for breaking them."

Democrats hold the majority in the House and are highly unlikely to act on Gooden's request.


Source link
Read also:
CNN › Politics › 2 months ago
The House Judiciary Committee is holding its first impeachment investigation hearing Tuesday, September 17. Here is the opening statement of Chairman Jerry Nadler.
Raw Story › Politics › 1 week ago
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee explained how televised impeachment hearings could result in Senate Republicans choosing to remove Trump from office when voting following the Senate trial. Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) was interviewed Thursday...
Breitbart › Politics › 1 week ago
On Thursday's broadcast of MSNBC's "All In," House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) stated that he thinks there is a "possibility" that | Clips
Fox News › 1 month ago
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said that, when it comes to the impeachment investigation of President Trump, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., is “fishing in the Dead Sea.”
HuffPost › 2 months ago
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) said on CNN that the House Judiciary Committee’s investigations into President Donald Trump are a sign that impeachment procee...
Washington Examiner › 2 days ago
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler is growing increasingly convinced President Trump abused his power and is leaving the door open to voting on articles of impeachment, according to a new report.
New York Daily News › Politics › 1 week ago
The Brooklyn Lambda Independent Democrats chose to endorse Jerry Nadler after hearing from both the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and primary challenger Lindsey Boylan.
CNN › Politics › 2 months ago
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said Monday he believes the House should impeach President Donald Trump, and now it's his committee's job to convince the public that it's the correct course of action before the House moves forward.
USA Today › 2 months ago
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski remains obligated to answer questions despite a White House order that he not discuss his confidential conversations with the president. (Sept. 17)
Washington Examiner › 2 weeks ago
The Judiciary Committee had been criticized by both parties for conducting an impeachment proceeding that had devolved into theatrics, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Monday she’ll move the inquiry back to the panel some time after the House...
Sign In

Sign in to follow sources and tags you love, and get personalized stories.

Continue with Google
OR