The Democrats embarrassed themselves last night when they could least afford to. The time came for closing arguments wrapped up in the last question of the night.
This would be the Dems last chance to make their case for witnesses or whatever miracle they think they can pull off against tremendous odds.
Schiff, who for all his bluster and leaking, is a much better speaker than Nadler, tried to win over GOP Senators while Nadler insulted them with a shrill and annoying and very condescending style.
There is a reason why Pelosi picked Schiff and not Nadler to be her Inspector Clouseau for the impeachment.
So as Schiff went to make his final stand little Jerry Nadler snuck in behind him and stole the microphone right out from under him causing MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell to crack,
“Adam Schiff stood. He was ready to go to the podium. He only had to do about three steps to get there. Jerry Nadler had to do about 12. It’s the fastest I’ve seen Jerry Nadler move, in the 25 years that I’ve known him.”
“Could you please respond to the answer just given by the president’s counsel and provide any other comments the Senate would benefit from hearing before we adjourn for the evening?” Roberts read from the card.
Townhall’s Julio Rosas captured the viral moment Nadler is seen bolting from his chair, walking straight past Schiff.
“Jerry, Jerry, Jerry,” Schiff said as he stepped toward his colleague…
Nadler ripped final argument away from Schiff, thinks Shifty did a terrible job. They are fighting big time! https://t.co/L2qTV9pWiL
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 31, 2020
Adam Schiff desperately tried to stop Jerry Nadler from seizing the microphone:
"Jerry. Jerry! JERRY!” pic.twitter.com/UCqrqJQJXG
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