Republican members on the House Judiciary Committee loudly expressed their objections to the way Democrats organized Monday's impeachment inquiry hearing, in which the committee's Democratic counsel, Attorney Barry Berke, acted as both a questioner and a witness.
"The point of order is he’s inappropriate to be up here asking questions," Rep. Louie Gohmert said. "How much money do you have to give to get to do this?"
"The gentleman will not cast aspersions on the staff of the committee," Nadler replied.
"This gentleman is providing his opinions as a witness, he's supposed to present the material facts in the report, not to appear for his opinions," Rep. Mike Johnson said. "It is inappropriate testimony for this committee."
"The point of order is this. We operate by rules that there’s nothing specifically in the rule permitting this, we go by precedent. It is unprecedented for a person to come and sit who you’ve described as a witness to then return to the bench then begin questioning. That’s a point of order," Rep. Andy Biggs said.