U.S. House Judiciary Chair Won’t Allow Republican Witnesses

Democratic head of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler rejected he eight witnesses Republican lawmakers requested to appear as part of the panel’s impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

The prospective witnesses included Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, the whistleblower, and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who chairs the House Intelligence Committee.

Nadler explained his decision by declaring that the witnesses fall “outside the parameters of the impeachment inquiry,” and therefore are irrelevant.

It’s hard to see how the whistleblower who began the process, and the subject of the request for an investigation in Ukraine, the Bidens, are irrelevant, but Chairman Nadler gets to make that call.  Nadler noted that if ranking minority member Doug Collins disagrees, he can call for a full committee vote, but with Democrats outnumbering Republicans, it’s unlikely anything would change.

At least, things won’t change until the process moves to the Republican-controlled Senate.

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  1. David in MA

    What, other than the chair’s decision compels that no republican witnesses can be called?
    Is this committee above the law that it can essentially convene a kangaroo court, like in communist countries? I think the democrats will come to regret this whole thing they are creating.
    Remember the saying, be careful what you wish for, you just might get it?

  2. Diane

    President Trump has done nothing wrong! The Demonrats are trying to railroad him out of office only because they lost the election. President Trump has proven time and time again that he is for the American people and helping to make our country whole again and Great Again. I would love to see all the of impeachment Demonrats thrown out on their ears and fired! They are the most useless bunch of lying, backstabbing, crooks in the nation. VOTE them OUT!

    • Charles Winter

      And to that President Trump says that he’d like to do that, “but we need a favor, though.”

  3. Charles Winter

    Republican witness professor curling was allowed to testify freely.

  4. Charles Winter

    Republican witness Professor Turley was allowed to testify freely.

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