House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler has been trying to bring down President Donald Trump for over two years.
After former Special Counsel Robert Mueller failed to produce anything Democrats could use, Nadler has been trying just about everything to impeach the president.
But things took a turn on Tuesday when Texas Republican Rep. Lance Gooden introduced a resolution to remove Nadler as the chairman of the Judiciary Committee for breaking House rules on impeachment proceedings.
As noted by The Hill, Gooden called the efforts by Democrats an “attempted coup” and introduced a resolution that “would formally recognize the illegality of impeachment proceedings,” arguing that authorization from the full House is needed before the Committee launches impeachment proceedings.
Gooden argued that it was potentially illegal for Nadler to begin impeachment proceedings without allowing the full U.S. House of Representatives to vote on approving the move.
In his statement, Gooden accuses Nadler of breaking the law.
“In recent days Democrats have sanctimoniously declared their allegiance to the rule of law. I encourage them to follow those rules and hold Chairman Nadler accountable for breaking them,” Gooden said.
“By law, he may not launch impeachment proceedings until the full House votes for him to do so. This attempted coup against a duly-elected, sitting president is unprecedented and must be stopped. I urge the Majority to move immediately to have him stripped of his chairmanship and that any accomplices on the Judiciary Committee not be considered as a replacement,” he added.
Gooden’s measure came just hours before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that Democrats will “officially” begin a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump.
Beyond that, Nadler has been coming up with new ideas for months in order to give Democrats a reason to vote on impeachment.
Last month, Nadler opened an investigation into whether Trump engaged in illegal activity pertaining to hush-money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels and Stephanie McDougal before the 2016 presidential election.
Before that, Nadler’s committee sued in federal court for access to grand jury evidence from the Mueller probe that Democrats claim they need to determine whether to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump.
In other words, this is the Witch Hunt 2.0.
Here’s the cherry on top: Nadler is also threatening Attorney General William Barr because he won’t allow the Department of Justice to reveal sensitive information redacted in the Mueller report.
That’s right — Nadler wants to sue Barr — and use this as the basis for impeachment — because the AG won’t break the law to reveal sensitive and classified information.