By Daily Caller. Democratic New Jersey Rep. Jerry Nadler was caught on camera appearing to have some difficulty keeping his eyes open as his Judiciary Committee colleague, Republican Ohio Rep. Steve Chabot, was speaking during Wednesday’s impeachment hearing.
The momentary lapse by the House Judiciary Committee chairman was posted by the Trump War Room Twitter account, which was quick to poke a little fun with some sleep-appropriate music.
OOPS: Sleepy Jerry Nadler got caught dozing off as he chaired House Democrats' #ImpeachmentHearing.😴💤
Sound on! 🔊🔊 pic.twitter.com/wvz9DhCuQC
— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) December 4, 2019
In fairness to Nadler, staying away during the entirety of Wednesday’s hearings would have been a monumental task for anyone. It included the testimony of four legal scholars, three of whom were invited by Democrats. (Read more from “WATCH: Did Nadler Seriously Fall Asleep During Impeachment Hearing?” HERE)
Democrats’ Impeachment Argument Again Comes up Short
By New York Post. The impeachment inquiry against President Trump took an important turn in the first House Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday.
Judging by the opening remarks of Chairman Jerry Nadler and the opening testimony of constitutional law professors, congressional Democrats are moving away from bribery. Instead, they have shifted their impeachment case, now accusing the president of having abused his office.
Before this latest hearing, it was peculiar that there were yet no proposed articles of impeachment. In prior impeachment cases, legal experts have been called to offer their views on such articles the House had already formulated. That is, the experts were asked to determine whether the allegations squared with the Framers’ conception of impeachable offenses, namely, “treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Those impeachment cases, however, involved clear allegations of law-breaking. With Trump, the difficulty Democrats have had from the start is the lack of a clear law violation. . .
It certainly helps to have a prosecutable crime to impeach a president. Politically speaking, it is very difficult to convince the American people of the necessity of removing a president from power without proving that he broke the law. But as a matter of constitutional law, such proof isn’t required. (Read more from “Democrats’ Impeachment Argument Again Comes up Short” HERE)