Republican lawmakers led by Rep. Matt Gaetz stormed Adam Schiff’s kangaroo impeachment court and stopped the show for most of the day.
Look, Adam Schiff and Pelosi will have to go public with this stuff for there to be any validity to their efforts. The American people demand transparency.
Why they can’t do it now is undermining the Dem’s efforts and their ability to instill confidence with the American people.
Rep Mark Walker led the charge to hold Schiff to account and tweeted out from behind enemy lines that Schiff was threatening them.
“UPDATE: We are in the SCIF and every GOP Member is quietly listening.
Meanwhile, Adam Schiff, clearly peeved that he will no longer be able to hide his impeachment sham, is threatening Ethics punishment for all of us.
His fake intimidation can’t hide his lies–Open the process!”
CNN’s Manu Raju reported: “More than two dozen House conservatives rail on Schiff and the process outside the closed impeachment proceedings, and have now entered the SCIF – and they are bound to be kicked out bc they don’t serve on the three committees conducting the probe. It is being led by Matt Gaetz.”
“Roughly two dozen House conservatives stormed the secure hearing room – known as the SCIF – to rail on the process, delaying the Cooper testimony. Connolly said that Louie Gohmert and Bradley Byrne were yelling in the room and railing on what they call a sham process.”
From The Daily Caller:
House Republicans briefly shut down a closed-door meeting Wednesday by storming the room where lawmakers were questioning a defense department official involving the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
Over a dozen Republican lawmakers gathered outside of the private meeting room Wednesday and told reporters that they would try to enter the closed-door deposition regarding the official impeachment inquiry into Trump. The House intelligence, foreign affairs and oversight committees are leading these proceedings after allegations that Trump asked Ukrainian officials to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden…
…The incident caused a delay in proceedings, Democratic Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly said according to Rachel Bade, a Congress reporter for the Washington Post. The Democrats were “consulting Sargent at Arms,” she tweeted. Defense department official Laura Cooper was testifying about allegations that the U.S. withheld military aid from Ukraine as Trump was allegedly trying to get officials to look into Biden.