A hearing of the House Judiciary Committee turned to chaos after Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) objected to the time given to a witness by continuing to knock on his table and drown out the witness.
The incident occurred Wednesday as former Deputy Attorney General Donald Ayer was giving his opening statement to the committee.
Ayer was excoriating Attorney General William Barr when Gohmert began banging on his table with his ring.
“Here though the wrong is much worse, as Barr is using a criminal investigation to produce fodder for the president’s campaign propaganda mill. Which can have its effect even if it is false!” said Ayer.
Here Gohmert began to knock his ring against the table. After about a minute, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) asked for Gohmert to be stopped by force.
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