GOP Rep. Goes Off The Rails During Impeachment Hearing, Accuses Democrats Of ‘Bribery’
Things got out of hand during Monday’s impeachment hearing when Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) disrupted a testimony to accuse Democrats of committing bribery.
During Monday’s hearing, Barry Berke, who has served as the special oversight counsel to the committee since February, was asking Republican counsel Stephen Castor about President Donald Trump’s state of mind toward Joe Biden. That’s when Gohmert decided it would be a good idea to interrupt.
“The gentleman is not recognized,” said committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), banging his gavel. “Mr. Berke has the time.”
But Gohmert refused to listen to the chairman and accused him of ignoring House rules by allowing Berke to present an opening statement before the hearing and then question Castor.
“How many other rules are you going to disregard?” Gohmert said.
Again, Nadler urged the Texas Congressman to allow the witness to proceed, but he did not listen.
“This is not appropriate to have a witness be a questioner of somebody that was a witness when he was,” Gohmert said, as Nadler banged his gavel. “It’s just wrong.”
“There is no rule or precedent for anybody being a witness and then getting to come up and question,” he added. “The point of order is he’s not appropriate to be up here asking questions.”
Then Gohmert lobbed an accusation of impropriety by the Democrats and their attorney.
“How much money do you have to give to get to do that?” Gohmert said.
Take a look at the video clip below: