Bravo Jerry Nadler

FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., prepares for a television news interview at the Capitol in Washington. While more than 130 House Democrats _ more than half of the caucus _ have come out in favor of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, according to a tally by The Associated Press, those numbers don’t reflect the whole story. The number of Democrats who would actually vote to recommend articles of impeachment, at this point, is significantly smaller. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

On Thursday, House Republicans on the Judiciary Committee said they would probably be done offering amendments to the impeachment articles by about 5:00 p.m.

They wanted to go to a White House Christmas Party.

Then, as recounted by Dana Milbank of the Washington Post, Ranking Member Doug Collins told everyone that they had more amendments/points to make, saying that “if we have to fact-check you all night, we will.”

This move by the Cult of Trump was designed to force Democrats to hold the votes on the Articles of Impeachment in the middle of the night when most of the country’s citizens were sleeping.

This, the Fringe Right subscribers hoped, would give them a talking point that Democrats were so scared of the voters that they had to vote when everyone was not watching television.

As the clock went past 11:00 p.m. (Washington D.C. time) came, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler performed a political savvy and brilliant act.

After making sure that no more amendments or points of order would be offered by the Trumpists, Nadler recessed the committee until 10:00 a.m. on Friday.

Suffice it to say, Collins and the other Republicans (including Arizona’s fringe Debbie Lesko and Andy Biggs) went ballistic after having their Blackshirt tactics turned back on them.

Collins comments, see below, after the hearing was, to coin the Mastercard commercials, “priceless:”

When the committee resumed their consideration of the Impeachment articles at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 13, the vote took less than ten minutes and Donald Trump became the fourth President to face Articles of Impeachment before the House of Representatives.

Bravo Jerry Nadler.

He showed Democrats and others how to fight reactionary fringe cultist bullies and turn the tables on them.

Democrats should remember this episode, learn from it, and do not forget it.

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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.


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