Lance Gooden, (R-TX), said in a release that Nadler has acted against the will of the House of Representatives, which never gave his committee explicit authorization to begin impeachment proceedings.

“This attempted coup against a duly elected, sitting president is unprecedented and must be stopped,” Gooden said. “I urge the majority to move immediately to have him stripped of his chairmanship and that any accomplices on the Judiciary Committee not be considered as a replacement.”

Gooden said “Jerry Nadler is the one defying the law.”

“In recent days, Democrats have sanctimoniously declared their allegiance to the rule of law,” Gooden said. “I encourage them to follow those rules and hold Chairman Nadler accountable for breaking them.”