Texas Congressman Lance Gooden (R) has introduced a resolution to strip House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) of his chairmanship.
The move comes in response to Nadler’s inexorable drift toward impeachment.
The Daily Wire’s Molly Prince has more:
“In recent days, Democrats have sanctimoniously declared their allegiance to the rule of law,” Gooden said in a statement. “I encourage them to follow those rules and hold Chairman Nadler accountable for breaking them.”
“By law, he may not launch impeachment proceedings until the full House votes for him to do so. This attempted coup against a duly elected, sitting president is unprecedented and must be stopped,” he continued. “I urge the Majority to move immediately to have him stripped of his chairmanship and that any accomplices on the Judiciary Committee not be considered as a replacement.”
The proposed resolution would not only remove Nadler as the Committee’s chair, but it would also recognize the illegality of the impeachment proceedings that he has overseen, according to a press release from Gooden’s office.
“The Judiciary Committee must receive authorization to begin impeachment proceedings, yet the full House denied him this authorization in July by overwhelmingly rejecting House Resolution 498,” the press release read. “Despite this, Chairman Nadler has said publicly he is ‘impeaching the president — right now,’ and has clearly initiated the impeachment process, in direct violation of the law.”