House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is effectively muzzling Republican members of Congress from speaking out against the Democrats’ impeachment sham in special order speeches on the House floor.
In what is being called an “unprecedented” move, Pelosi on Monday cancelled the end-of-the-day special order speeches on the floor of the House of Representatives for the entire week, according to Republican sources on Capitol Hill.
Under the current rules, members are allowed five minute speeches in the morning. The leadership on each side are allowed a full hour each at the end of the day and then each side is given two half hour slots. No floor speeches are allowed past 10 pm even if everyone has not had a chance to speak. In January, the House passed a rule that allows members only one Special Order speaking slot per week.
Pelosi not only shut down end-of-the-day special order speeches, on Thursday, she also cancelled the five minute speaking slots in the morning, effectively barring the Minority from speaking out against the biased and unfair impeachment process after the vote.
Rep. Gohmert (R-TX), who had been scheduled to speak during the leadership hour on Thursday, told American Greatness that he had intended to talk about how the House Judiciary Committee had violated the rules in their rush to impeach President Trump.
According to the rules, the Minority is supposed to be allowed to have their own witness hearing before an impeachment vote, but Chairman Nadler (D-NY) denied them that right. Gohmert said that the majority could have voted to change the rules, but they didn’t even bother to do that much. They just straight-out violated the rules in their haste to impeach the president.
Gohmert also said he was going to point out the hypocrisy of Democrats who have been claiming that the rushed process was warranted because “time was of the essence.”
If impeaching the president was such an urgent matter, why isn’t the Speaker sending the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate, Gohmert wanted to ask on the House floor.
After the impeachment vote Wednesday night, Pelosi threw the whole impeachment process into confusion by refusing to say when or whether she would send the articles of impeachment to the Senate for a trial.
“Nancy Pelosi is a totalitarian bully,” said a Republican staffer.
Gohmert also said it was “totalitarian” of Pelosi to abuse her position to quash the opposition’s speech rights.
He said the Majority’s behavior indicated a lack of confidence in their own arguments.
“They may as well have put billboards up all over the country saying impeachment was just a political weapon,” the Texas congressman quipped.