It has been a humiliating couple of days for House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY). On Thursday, after he abruptly decided to postpone his committee’s vote on whether to pass articles of impeachment on to the full House — without telling his Republican counterparts — Nadler had to listen to ranking member Doug Collins (R-GA) accuse him of turning his panel into a “kangaroo court.”
Then, Nadler fell victim to the wrath of the Capitol elevators, PJ Media reports. In a humiliating moment caught on video, Nadler was stuck listening to the chants of hecklers when elevator doors failed to close for him — repeatedly.
Confronting Chairman @RepJerryNadler at the #ImpeachmentCoup continues. Keep it up Democrats, you’re only making America appreciate President @realDonaldTrump more! https://t.co/vWE9zNIFzQ @BreitbartNews @FoxNews @EpochTimes @UniteAmerica1st pic.twitter.com/LP2BrxDQU0
— Ben Bergquam (@BBergquam) December 12, 2019
In video shared on Twitter by Frontline America’s Ben Bergquam, protesters swarm Nadler as he approaches an elevator, guarded by security.
“Shame on you, Chairman Nadler. Shame on you,” one individual can be heard saying. “You’ve broken your oath — but you know what, keep doing it, because the American people see through it.”
When Nadler finally makes it to the elevator, he clearly hopes the heckling will soon come to an end — but those hopes were dashed by malfunctioning doors that closed slightly before opening again, repeatedly, as Nadler pressed a button to close them.
Meanwhile, protesters can be heard chanting, “Trump 2020,” and accusing the chairman of “treason” before the doors finally close.
The incident documented by Bergquam came ahead of another long day on Capitol Hill that saw Nadler’s committee vote to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on to the entire House of Representatives, The New York Times reported.
Nadler has thus played his part in the impeachment sham by forcing the matter through his committee, despite having no solid basis for removing the president.
The House is expected to vote on whether to pass these articles of impeachment on to the Senate on Wednesday, according to the Washington Examiner.
Considering that the House has a Democratic majority, the matter is expected to thereafter reach the Republican-led Senate, where Trump and Republicans hope that this sham will finally come to an end.