GOP seeks to undercut Dems' impeachment case

Constitutional law experts, from left, Harvard Law School professor Noah Feldman, Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan and University of North Carolina Law School professor Michael Gerhardt arrive to testify during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on the constitutional grounds for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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WASHINGTON (AP) Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee are trying to undercut the Democrats' case for impeaching President Donald Trump.

One GOP congressman, Louie Gohmert of Texas, complains the committee hasn't had enough time to review the House Intelligence Committee's report on impeachment.

He also says none of legal scholars at Wednesday's hearing had firsthand knowledge of the events in question.

Republicans on the Judiciary Committee have used their five-minute allotments to criticize the impeachment process and defend Mr. Trump, rather than ask questions of the law professors.

Ohio Rep. Steve Chabot says that impeachment pushed by Democrats is inevitable because they don't like Mr. Trump.