In an effort to put a stop to Jerry Nadler’s “rogue witch-hunt” to impeach House Speaker Donald Trump, a Republican congressman has introduced a resolution to remove him from his position as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
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 continued by saying that since the House of Representatives had not given his committee specific permission to start the impeachment process, Nadler’s actions were against the will of the body. Gooden stated, “This attempted coup against a lawfully elected and serving president is unprecedented and must be stopped.
I implore the majority to take immediate action to remove him as chairman and to stop considering any of his Judiciary Committee collaborators as a successor.
Pelosi declared on September 24 that a probe into Trump’s impeachability is ongoing.
Up until recently, Pelosi has been vocally opposed to the action despite other prominent Democrats advocating it in court documents and the media. After former special counsel Robert Mueller was unable to provide evidence to support allegations of conspiracy between Trump and Russia or obstruction of justice, the effort by some Democrats to impeach the president was put on hold.
Trump tweeted he would release the transcript of his call with Zelensky.
….You will see it was a very friendly and totally appropriate call. No pressure and, unlike Joe Biden and his son, NO quid pro quo! This is nothing more than a continuation of the Greatest and most Destructive Witch Hunt of all time!