Nadler Steals Schiff’s Historic Impeachment Moment
“Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!” House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff tried to stop Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler from asking the last question on the Impeachment trial last Thursday. As the senators are preparing to end the lengthy trial, Sen. Amy Klobuchar tried to ask for any last question, and Nadler came to the podium.
Despite Schiff’s pleas, Nadler immediately jumps from his seat and into the podium, to give the last question. However, the audience was more interested in the awkward encounter, rather than Nadler’s question. This left Schiff standing as the Judiciary Chairman stole the limelight.
Nadler said “This is a trial and a trial, as any 10-year-old knows, we should have witnesses,” Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said. “That’s why all these distractions, that’s why the president’s people are telling you to avoid witnesses because they are afraid of the witnesses.”
Rep. Jerry Nadler got up to get the last word in for the night. Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead impeachment manager, got up and tried to get Nadler's attention: "Jerry. Jerry. Jerry." pic.twitter.com/M5K2OBXoK1— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) January 31, 2020
The two-day impeachment on Thursday, after a 16-hour period of submitting written questions to prosecutors and defense counsel for the trial. The Democrats tried to persuade the Senate to call for more witnesses, including the hot debate on whether former National Security Advisor, John Bolton should testify.
The defense, on the other hand, was able to wrap up the case by saying that the prosecution had failed to provide a substantial case against the president, as there is no impeachable offense. Senator Lamar Alexander notes that even if the prosecution was able to convince the Senate that Trump is guilty of the accusations that he had tried to withhold some parts of the aide to Ukraine, in return for the investigation of Hunter and Joe Biden, the situation might be considered as “inappropriate” but not quite close enough to impeach the president.
Moreover, media outlets conclude that there is a strong chance for the Democrats to fail to convince senators that there is a need for more witnesses.
Currently, all the attention is on Republican senators who could possibly swing the votes such as Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Mitt Romney of Utah.
Twitter also responded to the encounter.
As Matt Wolking, the Deputy Director of Communications for Donald Trump posted “This video of Adam Schiff desperately trying to stop Jerry Nadler from seizing the microphone is priceless. Jerry. Jerry! JERRY!”
This video of Adam Schiff desperately trying to stop Jerry Nadler from seizing the microphone is priceless.— Matt Wolking (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@MattWolking) January 31, 2020
"Jerry. Jerry! JERRY!”pic.twitter.com/mZ2x2M3QnL
NRSC Senior advisor Matt Whitlock also posted “I can’t get over this video. Dems ask for a closing statement on the night. Nadler, clearly fed up, jumps to his feet and scurries to the mic, ignoring audible protests of lead manager Schiff. Then Nadler gives a terrible lecturing close. -FIN-”
I can’t get over this video.— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) January 31, 2020
Dems ask for a closing statement on the night. Nadler, clearly fed up, jumps to his feet and scurries to the mic, ignoring audible protests of lead manager Schiff.
Then Nadler gives a terrible lecturing close.
Wayne Dupree also shared the video “Jerry Nadler used Hillary Clinton’s infamous “Bring Them to Heel” phrase and got hit with a boatload of backlash. What the heck was he thinking?”
Jerry Nadler used Hillary Clinton’s infamous “Bring Them to Heel” phrase and got hit with a boatload of backlash— Wayne Dupree 🎙🎥 (@WayneDupreeShow) January 31, 2020
What the heck was he thinking? https://t.co/MaJpckci9f
Other users also tweeted “When I’m depressed, I remember Adam Schiff is going to replay that moment Jerry Nadler stole his chance to answer the last question in the impeachment trial for the rest of his miserable life. I find that helps a lot.”
When I'm depressed, I remember Adam Schiff is going to replay that moment Jerry Nadler stole his chance to answer the last question in the impeachment trial for the rest of his miserable life.— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) January 31, 2020
I find that helps a lot.
As Breitbart News puts it “Nadler will go down in history as the House impeachment manager that concluded the question and answer period of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.”