The House Judiciary Committee hearing fell apart as Republican members of the committee challenged Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler over what some may call picayune Congressional rules Monday afternoon.

The repeated disruption came seconds after Republican Counsel Stephen Castor curiously noted that he did NOT see former Vice President Joe Biden as a political rival to President Donald Trump, and issue that lays at the heart of the ongoing impeachment proceedings.

At issue is whether or not President Trump directed federal foreign service resources to investigate his domestic political rival, which the Democrats are alleging as evidence that the Commander in chief put his personal political interests ahead of national security interests.

Democratic Counsel Barry Berke asked Castor if he would agree that “Joe Biden was a leading Democratic contender to face President Trump in 2020?”

Castor answered, “I wouldn’t agree with that.”