House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) nearly fell asleep as he presided over the first public hearing in this new round in the impeachment against President Donald Trump.
Nadler’s eyes were closed on several occasions as he listened to criticism from Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), who accused him and the Democrats of pushing a “false” impeachment process against a democratically elected president.
At the Dec. 4 hearing before the Judiciary Committee, four academics testified that they had never witnessed any of President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 4, 2019
They were all law professors who offered legal analysis based on a 300-page report presented by Adam Schiff’s Intelligence Committee in a new attempt to frame President Trump in connection with his telephone conversation with his Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Time reported.
“At Wednesday’s hearing in the #JudiciaryCommittee, we will hear from ZERO fact witnesses. In fact, there’s no indication our committee will EVER hear from fact witnesses,” Doug Collins (R-Ga.), the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said on Twitter.
It should be noted that the impeachment inquiry turned against the Democrats when it was discovered that former vice president for Barack Obama, Joe Biden, pressured then Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko not to investigate a case of corruption involving his son, Hunter Biden.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi could postpone until after Christmas the vote to impeach President Donald Trump, as one of her advisers, Chad Pergram, confirmed in his Twitter account. If the impeachment passes the House, it would still have to be voted on in the Republican-controlled Senate.