Meanwhile, while Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer keeps trying to set the rules of the Senate’s impeachment trial, the House Rules Committee is busy setting up the rules of the House’s impeachment vote. Among those taking part is the vice-chair of the committee, Rep. Alcee Hastings — who as a federal judge was impeached in the ’80s on charges of bribery and perjury and removed from the bench.
Speaking of, weren’t the Democrats going to impeach President Trump on charges of bribery? And yet bribery is nowhere in the articles of impeachment, and it only came up once during the hearings — in regard to Joe Biden.
Well, at least Hastings has firsthand experience.
Who is the Vice Chair of the House Rules Committee?
Democrat Rep. Alcee Hastings.
Fact about Hastings: As a federal judge, he was impeached for conspiracy, bribery, perjury, falsifying documents, & thwarting a criminal investigation. https://t.co/dzhCU3XKxc
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 17, 2019
Here's something you don't see every day: Alcee Hastings, a former federal judge impeached and removed from the bench for taking bribes, participating in a House hearing that sets the rules for an impeachment. (Yes, Florida man strikes again…) pic.twitter.com/GCSAl94Jdp
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) December 17, 2019