Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., speaks at a House Judiciary Committee hearing without former White House Counsel Don McGahn, who was a key figure in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
If you thought this impeachment circus seemed a bit unfair and one-sided, your suspicions aren’t unfounded. Between Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler’s consistent shutdown of Republicans, while they speak, the feeling that this is just an anti-Trump show becomes more and more apparent.
Oddly enough, Nadler seems to not know when Democrats want him to bang the gavel and silence the opposition. While he already comes off as completely incompetent as it is, a closer look at the way the Democrat council with him acts when a Republican starts to get on a roll is telling.
Watch as Nadler is signaled to bang the gavel by Rep. Zoe Lofgren and a member of the Democratic council, Barry Berke as Matt Gaetz can be heard going off in the background.
— Lou Brandeis (@LouBrandeis) December 10, 2019
Apparently, Nalder needs to have handlers to know when it is and isn’t a good time to stop a Republican from speaking. This is supposed to be the guy who is going to help lead the charge on bringing President Donald Trump down.
It’s been an embarrassing time for Nadler, however. As my colleague Streiff noted yesterday, Nadler began by stating that the “facts are not in dispute” without having any facts for anyone to dispute in the first place.
Nadler actually just said in his opening “These facts are not in dispute”. It’s bold enough to declare something untrue as a “fact”, but then claiming it’s “not in dispute” requires limitless nerve, massive blinders & the strongest belief that the American public are idiots.
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) December 9, 2019
It then got worse as a protestor decided to heckle Nadler, accusing him of committing “treason.”
Protestor interrupts the beginning of today’s impeachment hearing.
“You’re the one committing treason” he shouted towards Nadler. pic.twitter.com/LfoBgaPGN9
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 9, 2019
Between the embarrassment, the bad poll numbers, and the fact that Democrat leadership clearly doesn’t want this continuing anymore, I can’t imagine Nadler is anywhere near his comfort zone and is possibly tuning out as bad as we are, thus the need for his fellow Democrats to urge him to cut off Republicans when they feel they’ve spoken a bit too much for their own good.