I listened to the impeachment hearings this morning on NPR, and it's obvious that the Republicans (Collins, for one) are doing everything they can to delay the process. Fortunately, Nadler had an excellent command of the various rules regarding the process so he was able to maintain control.
A Republican amendment to strike the impeachment article on abuse of power was defeated 23 to 17 after nearly three hours of debate.
The amendment, from Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), proposed to strike the entire first impeachment article charging Trump with abuse of power. But lawmakers stopped referring to it as the discussion degenerated into a rehash of partisan talking points.
One of the more interesting comments this morning came from California representative Zoe Lofgren, who managed to get Stormy Daniels entered into the official records of the proceeding.
“I would just like to note that the argument that somehow lying about a sexual affair is an abuse of presidential power, but the misuse of presidential power to get a benefit somehow doesn’t matter,” Lofgren said. “If it’s lying about sex, we could put Stormy Daniels case ahead of us.”
Matt Gaetz, of course, made an ass out of himself - again.
Also, let's not forget "gym" Jordan, who got shut down by Washington representative Pramila Jayapal.
“I am not yielding!” Jayapal fired back at the GOP Rep. “I am not yielding. I am not yielding.”