Instead of questioning House Judiciary and Intelligence committee lawyers on Dec. 9, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas delivered remarks, saying he was “scared for our country.” Gohmert didn’t ask questions of Republican counsel Stephen Castor and Democratic counsel Daniel Goldman, who were there to testify during a House Judiciary Committee hearing that is part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. He criticized the impeachment proceedings as a “kangaroo court.” The Judiciary and Intelligence committees have led the probe, hearing testimony from witnesses and legal experts about Trump’s conduct. Democrats are currently drafting the articles of impeachment, on which House lawmakers are anticipated to vote in the coming weeks. The impeachment case has revolved around a July 25 phone call in which Trump asked the president of Ukraine to investigate former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
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