A hearing of the House Judiciary Committee turned to chaos after Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) refused to quit banging the table after House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) gave a witness extra time to finish his opening statement.
The incident occurred on Wednesday as former Deputy Attorney General Donald Ayer was excoriating Attorney General William Barr during his opening statement to the committee.
Suddenly, Gohmert began banging on his table with his ring.
“Here though the wrong is much worse, as Barr is using a criminal investigation to produce fodder for the president’s campaign propaganda mill. Which can have its effect even if it is false!” said Ayer.
Here Gohmert began to knock his ring against the table. After about a minute, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) asked for Gohmert to be stopped by force.
“Mr. Chairman,” said Johnson, “I would ask that the sergeant-at-arms be called upon to stop the disruption of this meeting. I can’t hear this witness, this is a very important witness.”
Watch the video below, via CNN: