During a recent speech, Democrat Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, admitted that his party’s growing demands for the impeachment of President Trump is a “political act.”
“Impeachment is a political act, and you cannot impeach a president if the American people will not support it,” Nadler said, in response to US voters’ overwhelming stance against impeaching Trump.
Nadler, who has helped lead the charge for Democrats increasingly demanding the removal of the president, said “The American people, right now, do not support it, because they do not know the story.”
The congressman continued on to suggest Americans “don’t know the facts,” and pushed for further probes of the de-bunked collusion narrative. “We have to hold a series of hearings, we have to hold the investigations.”
When it comes to the Trump impeachment drumbeat, few lawmakers have been as insistent and transparent as House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler. The New York representative was at it again Friday, although he may have let on a bit too much in his remarks during a radio interview.
Nadler was making an appearance on WNYC, Gotham’s NPR outlet, when he said there “certainly is” justification for impeaching President Donald Trump.
However, his definition of impeachment — and what he thinks the role of congressional investigations are — may not resemble yours.
“The American people right now do not support it because they do not know the story. They don’t know the facts. We have to get the facts out. We have to hold a series of hearings, we have to hold the investigations.”
There’s been a recent surge in the number of Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee who support starting an impeachment inquiry, with 11 of 24 Democrats saying they want proceedings on the matter to begin.