(WatchDogNews.org) – As the Senate impeachment trial came to a close on Thursday, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) appears to have stepped in some Schiff. He did so over the very loud objections of his colleague.
At the end of the evening, Chief Justice John Roberts handed the hearing over to lawmakers for their closing arguments. It appears House Manager Adam Schiff (D-CA) was going to speak for Democrats, but Nadler speed-walked to the Senate podium. In a video of the incident, you can see Nadler walk right past Schiff who was vocally objecting, saying, “Jerry, Jerry, Jerry.”
Unbothered, Nadler kept doing his thing:
At the end of tonight's impeachment trial proceedings, Jerry Nadler gets up to give the House manager last word and Adam Schiff tries to call him back yelling "Jerry, Jerry, Jerry." pic.twitter.com/EtPeaQAyim
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 31, 2020
The internet and media reacted swiftly. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell said it was the fastest he has ever seen Nadler move:
"Adam Schiff stood. He was ready to go to the podium. He only had to do about 3 steps to get there. Jerry Nadler had to do about 12.
"It's the FASTEST I've seen Jerry Nadler move, in the 25 years that I've known him." pic.twitter.com/EVziTG6Km6
— Francis Brennan (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@FrancisBrennan) January 31, 2020
President Trump also had a field day with it:
Nadler ripped final argument away from Schiff, thinks Shifty did a terrible job. They are fighting big time! https://t.co/L2qTV9pWiL
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 31, 2020
Various Republicans also joined in on the fun.
Nadler was well within his rights to speak. As the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, impeachment proceedings should be his jurisdiction. However, we all know how Schiff craves the spotlight.
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