House Judiciary Committee Chairman Nadler Breaks 200 Years of Precedent in Move to Impeach Trump

Monday, September 9, 2019
By Paul Martin

by Bob Adelmann
Monday, 09 September 2019

So determined is House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) to impeach the president that he is breaking 200 years of precedents to do so.

Two hundred years of precedents declare that the House must first authorize its Judiciary Committee to open a formal impeachment inquiry. Only then can that committee proceed with an investigation to determine if the president has committed crimes worthy of impeachment. If such evidence is uncovered, then the full House must vote to approve one (or more) of the committee’s articles of impeachment.

If an article is (or articles are) approved, then the Senate may approve but only through a “supermajority” vote, or 67 senators.

Nadler, apparently, couldn’t care less. On Monday he is directing his Democrat-controlled committee to put the final touches on a “resolution” that would define just how his committee would conduct impeachment hearings, if given the chance. He is pushing to have his “resolution” voted on by the House on Wednesday.

That committee’s ranking minority member Doug Collins (R-Ga.) told Fox News on Sunday that “this is simply a show, a travesty, and frankly they should be ashamed.… This is really pathetic. Nothing like this has ever happened in the House before.… If they really want to do this, they have to bring impeachment to the floor. This is simply a show.”

More than 100 members of the Democratic House caucus agree with Collins, along with Democrat presidential candidate Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), who said: “I don’t support impeachment.… Continuing to pursue impeachment is something that I think will only further tear our country apart.… We need to defeat Donald Trump. But I think it’s important … that the voters in this country are the ones who do that.”

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