Nadler Accused Louie Gohmert Of Spreading “Russian Propaganda” From House Floor
During the House impeachment debate on Wednesday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) accused Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) of spouting Russian propaganda from the House floor, according to Axios.
Nadler said he was “deeply concerned that any member of the House would spout Russian propaganda on the floor of the House," just after Gohmert wrapped up his speech.
The Republican had “claimed that impeachment was an attempt to stop an investigation by the Department of Justice into Ukrainian interference in the U.S. election.”
After Nadler’s remarks, “Gohmert rushed back to the lectern and angrily pointed his finger toward Nadler and shouted comments that couldn’t be heard because the microphone had been turned off,” The New York Post reported.
Some Republicans have latched onto the notion of Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election as a way to defend President Donald Trump against impeachment, which centers on his request that Ukraine open investigations into political rival Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
Axios noted that “top Russia expert Fiona Hill and other intelligence community officials” have said “this is a false narrative propagated by Russian security services.”