Quantcast
Connect with us

WATCH: GOP lawmaker throws a tantrum and tries to drown out witness testimony by banging his desk

Published

on

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Wednesday tried in vain to drown out a witness testifying before the House Judiciary Committee by repeatedly banging on his desk.

Don Ayer, who served as deputy attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, delivered a scathing opening statement during a House Judiciary session in which he excoriated Attorney General Bill Barr for undermining the rule of law and for acting as President Donald Trump’s personal attorney more than as the nation’s top law enforcement official.

ADVERTISEMENT

Toward the end of his statement, however, Gohmert began repeatedly banging on his desk, which forced Ayer to stop and start his statement repeatedly and led to complaints from fellow lawmakers.

“Regular order, the witness will continue!” Nadler said in an attempt to stop Gohmert.

“We’re way beyond regular order!” replied Gohmert, who justified his disruption by saying that Ayer had gone beyond his allotted time limit in his opening statement.

“He’s way beyond his time!” Gohmert complained, and then continued banging on his desk.

Watch the video below.

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

GOP congressman pleads ignorance after he’s caught at QAnon-linked event

Published

on

Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) says that he was unaware that the "Save the Children" human trafficking rally he attended this weekend was backed by a supporter of the "QAnon" movement, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

While the rally's affiliations were not made apparent in its advertising campaign, attendees sported memorabilia that signified their adherence to the conspiracy theory, which claims that there's a secret Trump-led operation to take down Hollywood and Washington elites involved in Satanic pedophile rings.

Continue Reading

2020 Election

Kellyanne Conway attacks Kamala Harris for upholding a law Trump also supports

Published

on

The Hatch Act is a federal law that bans certain federal government officials from engaging in political activities while in their role as executive branch employees.

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway is the poster child for breaking that federal law. Her violations have become so blatant that last year the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) recommended to President Donald Trump that Conway should be fired for violating that law. Trump refused, and Conway continues to ignore it, as she did just minutes ago.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

‘Outright sabotage’: Here’s how Trump could hobble Biden’s administration — even if he accepts an election loss

Published

on

Even if President Donald Trump loses the election, and even if he willingly leaves the White House by Jan. 20, he and his staffers can undermine and impede Joe Biden's incoming administration.

The executive branch undergoes an overhaul each time a new president is elected, with more than 4,000 new political appointees entering government and hundreds more that require Senate confirmation, and outgoing administrations typically work to make that transition process as smooth as possible for their successors, according to Rebecca Friedman Lissner in The Atlantic.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image