Impeachment manager Adam Schiff has appeared to punish fellow impeachment manager Jerry Nadler by pulling him from the list of scheduled speakers on Wednesday and not allowing him to answer reporters’ questions.
These punishments followed Nadler’s accusation that Senators were involved in a cover-up which drew the rebuke of Chief Justice John Roberts.
To be fair Robert’s rebuked both Democrats managers and Trump’s defense team after they responded harshly to the accusation.
Pat Cipollone shuts down Jerry Nadler: “the only one who should be embarrassed, Mr. Nadler, is you” pic.twitter.com/6z0HtmK8Am
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) January 22, 2020
According to Town Hall:
The back and forth was so tense that Chief Justice John Roberts had to admonish the teams and urge them to keep it civil.
“I wouldn’t have done that,” Trump counsel Jay Sekulow said of Nadler’s comments. “And then pointing that out on multiple times and talking to the United States Senate about their oath, I thought was a very dangerous move.”
Perhaps that’s why Schiff shielded Nadler from answering any reporters’ questions on Wednesday.
Or why he took Nadler off the list of speakers for the second day of the trial. Trump’s impeachment defense team recapped:
Nadler used his distaste for President Trump to gain his chairmanship of the judiciary committee which could lead to him letting his emotions get the better of him.