Republican Georgia Rep. Doug Collins scoffed at House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler while he hammered his gavel in an attempt to rein in Republicans during the impeachment hearings.
During Monday’s hearing, the Republican counsel Steve Castor attempted to correct something said by Democratic counsels Daniel Goldman and Barry Berke, but he was cut off by Nadler, who claimed he could not interrupt.
“The gentleman has the time, not the witness,” Nadler said continuously. “The clock will stop if he’s interrupted.”
Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert pushed back on Nadler’s interruption, asking, “Will this witness be able to cross-examine Mr. Berke like he’s been able to cross-examine the opposing witness?”
Nadler hammered away, shouting, “The gentleman is not recognized. You may not shout out in the middle of testimony.”
Collins criticized Nadler’s decision, saying, “You need to call balls and strikes the right way.”
Nadler continued to bang the gavel while Collins spoke.
“Bang it harder,” Collins said, mocking Nadler. “It still doesn’t make the point that you’re not doing this right.”
Nadler and Collins have butted heads throughout the impeachment process as Democrats march toward filing the articles of impeachment against President Trump over his phone call with Ukraine. House Republicans have criticized the rules passed by Democrats throughout the process.
Author: Madison Dibble
Source: Washington Examiner: ‘Bang it harder’: Collins mocks Nadler for his heavy use of the gavel during impeachment hearings