House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler missed Tuesday’s impeachment hearing in the Rules Committee due to a family emergency.
According to a report from Politico, Nadler went home to New York to handle a family emergency — the details of which were not initially disclosed — and was expected to return to Washington either late Tuesday or early Wednesday morning. (RELATED: Democrats Abandon Poll-Tested ‘Bribery’ In Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump)
Meanwhile, the hearing went on as scheduled, led instead by Democratic Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin.
#BREAKING: House Rules CMTE chairman Jim McGovern confirms Rep. Jerry Nadler will be absent from today’s impeachment proceedings due to a family emergency.
Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland will fill in for the House Judiciary CMTE chairman today.
— Jennifer Franco (@jennfranconews) December 17, 2019
Tuesday’s hearing was the last step before a full House vote on impeachment — the determination of the rules for debate once the Articles on Impeachment are presented before the House floor Wednesday.
Currently in the House Rules Committee: Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) — filling in for Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler who had a family emergency — and Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) here to debate the articles of impeachment, the last step before the full House votes on them tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/fEL2PYi8LL
— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) December 17, 2019