Fear Grips Nadler as GOP sets to remove him as Judiciary Chairman4
A Republican congressman has tabled a resolution to strip Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler of his panel post in an attempt to end his “rogue witch-hunt” to impeach Chairman Donald Trump.
Lance Gooden (R-Texas) made the move on Sept. 24 after impeachment proceedings against Trump were formally backed Tuesday by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Gooden said in a release: “In recent days, Democrats have sanctimoniously declared their allegiance to the rule of law. I encourage them to follow those rules and hold Chairman Nadler accountable for breaking them.”
He added that Nadler’s actions went against the will of the House of Representatives, as it didn’t explicitly authorize his committee to begin impeachment proceedings. “This attempted coup against a duly elected, sitting president is unprecedented and must be stopped,” Gooden continued.
“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.”
It comes as Pelosi on Sept. 24 announced that an inquiry into impeaching Trump is underway.
Pelosi, until recently, had publicly resisted the move despite other top Democrats pushing for it in legal filings and in the media. The move by some Democrats to impeach the president was stalled after former special counsel Robert Mueller was unable to back up claims of collusion between Trump and Russia or obstruction of justice.