Over the past few days, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee has been meeting to determine the fate of the Articles of Impeachment referred to it by another committee. On Thursday December 12, in particular, the session began at 0900 EST and continued for just over 14 hours to about 2315 EST at which time the chairman, Mr. Nadler, declared a recess until 1000 EST the next day.
In response to this, Mr. Collins, the ranking minority member of the committee, has responded: Nadler's "integrity is gone" and "They have nothing they can offer except the kangaroo court" and "That was the most bush league play I have ever seen in life." (source: NBC news)
To me, a recess after a long and late day, with full intention to resume at an announced time, should be entirely normal and a perfectly reasonable thing to do. I suspect the members of both parties were tired, frustrated, hungry, and maybe a bit loopy after the contentious ordeal of the day. A break and a good night's sleep was appropriate.
What was Collins expecting from Nadler? What was the reason for his objections to the recess?