SPEECH SHUT DOWN FOR IMPEACHMENT; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 206
(House of Representatives - December 19, 2019)

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  (Mr. GOHMERT asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. GOHMERT. Mr. Speaker, I am here giving a 1-minute speech on the 
last day of our legislative week because not only in Judiciary were we 
prevented from having minority witnesses come and having a minority 
witness day--the majority could have changed the rules if they wanted 
but they didn't bother, they just violated their own rules--we have 
special orders every day, and that is 2 hours for each party. But with 
impeachment going on, the Speaker chose to shut down that for the week 
and shut down the 5-minutes speeches, so she pretty well shut down 
speeches that we normally are allowed to have.
  Normally, I would hope to read a Christmas proclamation, but since I 
am only allowed 3 more seconds, I will just say: Merry Christmas and 
happy new year.