GOP Fumes After Nadler Abruptly Postpones Vote on Articles of Impeachment

GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee fumed after Chairman Jerry Nadler postponed the vote on the articles of impeachment until Friday morning.

The postponement gives the Democrats more time in front of the cameras, prevents the GOP from going back to their districts until after the vote, and follows a 14-hour marathon hearing on Thursday.

This is seen as being dirty manipulation of the procedural rules and upset the GOP members who were not consulted.

According to The Hill:

The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee abruptly announced late Thursday that after more than 14 hours of debate the panel would recess and wait until Friday morning to vote on articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) recessed the impeachment articles markup after 11 p.m., saying that the committee would reconvene to cast the impeachment votes Friday at 10 a.m. 

With Nadler’s announcement came an audible gasp from both the audience and the Republicans on the dais, who said they had received no warning and were under the impression that Thursday’s marathon hearing would conclude with votes on both articles before midnight, allowing members to start heading home for the weekend. 

The outraged Republicans wasted no time blasting Nadler for what they saw as a procedural cheap-shot — one designed solely to allow Democrats more time before the TV cameras on Friday. 

Collins claimed the move by Nadler was an “egregious” violation of his trust.


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