by Joe Callen
An intense moment unfolded on the floor of the House of Representatives between Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Jerry Nadler (D-NY) on Wednesday, as Nadler made a wild accusation against Gohmert, and the Republican angrily demanded his comments be “taken down.”
“This impeachment serves two purposes. Number one, stop the investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and Ukraine into the corruption of Ukraine interference into U.S. elections in 2016,” Gohmert continued. “You said this was about this terrible Russia collusion and then that fell through [and now] it’s about emoluments, it’s bribery, it’s about extortion, it’s changed. But one thing hasn’t changed and that is: The intent to impeach this president, it’s always been there.”
“But let’s be honest, the president turning his back on Ukraine, that happened in 2009 because in 2008 Ukraine invaded Georgia, what happened? Bush put sanctions on Russia to teach him a lesson,” Gohmert continued. “What happened after that? Well, in March of 2009 Hillary Clinton was sent over to Russia with a reset button to say, ‘Bush overreacted, we’re okay that you invaded Georgia.’ It was a greenlight to Russia to invade Ukraine and what [did Obama] do? [Obama] sent blankets and MREs and you eat and be warm why the Russians are killing them. That is what the Obama administration did.”
“This is a travesty and we’re in big trouble because Schumer was right, now the bar is lowered even further, it will be used for political battles and this country’s end is now in sight,” Gohmert concluded. “I hope I don’t live to see it. This is an outrage.”
Nadler responded by bizarrely announcing, “I am deeply concerned that any member of the House would spout Russian propaganda on the floor of the House …”
Nadler did not cite any evidence to back up his claim that Gohmert was spreading “Russian propaganda,” after the Texas Rep. merely recalled recent history of U.S.-Russian relations over Georgia and Ukraine since 2008.
Gohmert, who had left the podium, stormed back after Nadler made his comments and began shouting at him for several seconds, demanding that Nadler’s “outrageous comments about Russian propaganda” be “taken down” (stripped from the House record).
UPDATE: 24News has learned that Nadler’s comments WILL be stricken from the House Record after Republican protests.
“Humpty Dumpty” Nadler really is losing his cool lately. As I reported earlier, the NYC Democrat yesterday yelled at an Amtrak waitress for not getting his hamburger order right (not that Jerry should be eating burgers!).
Clearly the failed Democrat impeachment mess is getting to him.