It didn’t take long for House Republicans to demonstrate once again that they can’t care less about the constitution an national security, promising that will do whatever it takes to disrupt the impeachment vote on Wednesday.
The first shot by Republicans came from Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), who offered a motion to adjourn the chamber gaveled in at 9 a.m. and the debate on the rule underlying the impeachment articles was set to begin.
“So we can stop wasting America’s time on impeachment, I move that the House do now adjourn,” Biggs said.
The motion, which ultimately failed in the Democratic-controlled chamber, forced a time-consuming vote designed to delay the process even before it gets off the ground.
Biggs’s motion was expected to be the first of several actions Republicans take ahead of the vote in protest of impeachment.
One senior GOP source said “expect some shenanigans” on the floor throughout the day.
Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.), a member of House GOP leadership, said ” we just look at it that we are going to hold the ground until the very end,” according to The Hill.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) offered another procedural motion directly after the motion to adjourn, while attacking House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), including language ”Disapproving the manner in which Chairman Adam B. Schiff of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence & Chairman Jerrold Lewis Nadler of the Committee on the Judiciary have conducted committee action during the impeachment inquiry of President Donald John Trump.”
The GOP “shenanigans” come as House Democrats on Wednesday will take the momentous step of voting to impeach President Trump, accusing him of abusing his power and obstructing Congress in his dealings with Ukraine.