Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., questioned legal experts, who were witnesses in a Dec. 4 House Judiciary Committee hearing, about their political leanings. In a heated exchange with the witnesses, Gaetz questioned Noah Feldman, a Harvard law professor, Pamela S. Karlan, a Stanford law professor, and Michael Gerhardt, a University of North Carolina law professor, about their donations in support of Democratic presidential candidates as well as their previous comments that could be seen as antagonistic toward Republicans or President Donald Trump. The questioning came on the first day of public hearings by the House Judiciary Committee, as part of the impeachment inquiry into Trump. The focus of the Judiciary hearing, which came after the House Intelligence Committee had hearings in late November, is to define the grounds for a presidential impeachment.
For more on who’s who in the Trump impeachment inquiry, read: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/whos-who-in-the-trump-impeachment-inquiry
Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG
Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour
Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6
PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts