It was expected that Corey Lewandowski’s testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday would be a combative affair. But the fact that the wheels fell off the hearing moments after it started reflected just how utterly painful Republicans want to make Democrats’ newly minted impeachment inquiry seem.
Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) could not get through his questioning of Lewandowski—President Trump’s former campaign manager and a key figure in Robert Mueller’s report, without the witness slow-walking by asking for a copy of the report itself and then asking for instructions on how to find specific passages.
Then, Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), the top Republican on the panel, forced two groan-inducing votes on parliamentary procedure, which devolved into gavel-banging and shouting from Democrats and Republicans over Lewandowski’s clock-chewing tactics and Nadler’s move to give himself more time for questioning, respectively.
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