Republicans on Tuesday said they welcome the next round of impeachment hearings because they will be held by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), whom they believe will be seen as being even more “unlikeable” than Rep. Adam Schiff, the California Democrat who began the process last month.
Also, President Trump’s congressional supporters think that Nadler will damage the Democrats’ case against the president because he is prone to acting in a brusque manner that won’t be popular.
“In Jerry Nadler, Democrats have done the impossible and managed to find an even more unlikable face for their impeachment hoax than Adam Schiff,” said a former White House official.
The Washington Examiner noted that Nadler feuded with Trump back in the 1980s and 1990s when Trump nicknamed a then-overweight Nadler “fat Jerry.”
“We’ve been anxiously awaiting the moment that Nadler takes over the impeachment inquiry,” a Republican close to Trump said.
“After Schiff, he’s the most incompetent and unlikable Democrat member. [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi was unhappy with Schiff’s performance. Wait until she sees Nadler in action.”
Trump’s allies also note that during impeachment hearings against then-President Bill Clinton, Nadler said “an impeachment of a president is an undoing of a national election.”