[Ed. – It can’t win in a Democrat-controlled House, but it looks like the Republicans will be dancing around creating as much friction as they can. Curious to see how much of it is necessary; reportedly, everything on The Phone Call is to be released this week, and it’s doubtful there will be any legitimate basis for pursuing anything further.]
Freshman Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas) introduced a resolution aimed at removing House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.) from his role as the top Democrat on the panel responsible for handling impeachment proceedings.
The Republican-backed resolution comes as an influx of Democrats come out in support of moving forward with articles of impeachment following reports that President Trump threatened to withhold military aid to Ukraine unless the country investigated former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.
According to Gooden, the resolution “would formally recognize the illegality of impeachment proceedings,” arguing authorization is needed for the committee to move forward with impeachment proceedings.