A right-wing TV host stood up during an impeachment hearing in the House Judiciary Committee on Monday and accused chairman Jerry Nadler of committing “treason.”
“Jerry Nadler and the Democrat Party are committing treason,” shouted InfoWars host Owen Shroyer as security escorted him out of the room. “You’re the one committing treason. America’s done with this.”
“I’m not going to sit here and watch you run an impeachment scam and remove our vote. We voted for President Trump,” he said. “America’s sick of the impeachment scam. They’re sick of the Democrats’ treason.”
“Trump is innocent!” he added.
After Shroyer was removed, Nadler gaveled the hearing to order and reminded the audience that it was there to “observe only.”
House Democrats are holding the hearing to summarize their case that President Donald Trump should be impeached based on the evidence they’ve accumulated during their months-long impeachment inquiry.
After Shroyer’s interruption, their counsel, Daniel Goldman, argued that Trump “abused the power of his office” by pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rivals while withholding military aid to the country.
Counsel Steve Castor, was slated to present the Republicans’ counterargument at time of publication.
Before Owen Shroyer crashed the impeachment hearing
The House Judiciary Committee will likely vote on the articles of impeachment by the end of the week, with the full House vote expected just before Christmas.
Trump has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in his dealings with Ukraine and denounced the proceedings as an attempted partisan “coup.”
On Friday, the White House appeared to reject Democrats invitation to participate in the impeachment process, saying in a scathing letter that they have “wasted enough of America’s time with this charade.”
- InfoWars host Owen Shroyer interrupts an impeachment hearing in the House Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 9. 2019.: YouTube