OPINION by Dean James at Right Wing Tribune
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise just accused House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff of telling witnesses they didn’t have to answer questions from GOP committee members during an impeachment hearing, in an attempt to undermine Republicans, Steve Straub at The Federalist Papers reports.
“Adam Schiff has been trying to claim that this is a fair process by saying that Republicans are allowed to ask questions. That he gets to choose all the witnesses and him and himself only, which means it’s not a fair process on its face,” Scalise said while talking with reporters after the hearing.
“Even his claim that Republicans can ask questions has been under mined because now he’s directing witnesses not to answer questions that he doesn’t want them to answer. He’s not cut off one Democrat. He’s not interrupted one Democrat, but today he started telling witnesses not to answer questions by certain Republicans. That reeks,” he added.
“If you want to talk about a Soviet style process, again, that might be what they did in the Soviet Union. Not in the United States of America. We can’t stand for this. The American people are being denied equal justice,” Scalise concluded.
Watch as Steve Scalise claims Adam Schiff told witnesses they didn’t have to answer questions from GOP committee members:
Video courtesy of The Federalist Papers Project
FOX News reports that Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, told reporters that Schiff shut down a Republican line of questioning during a hearing with Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the latest current or former Trump administration official to come before Congress in relation to the impeachment probe.
“When we asked [Vindman] who he spoke to after important events in July — Adam Schiff says, ‘no, no, no, we’re not going to let him answer that question,”‘ Jordan said.
Jordan went on to say that Schiff seemed to be breaking his own rules for the hearings, implying the chairman was acting almost as a “lawyer” for Vindman.
Scalise on Schiff: He gets to choose all the witnesses and he, himself, only, which means it's not a fair process on the face, but even his claim now that Republicans can ask question has been undermined because now he's directing witnesses
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 29, 2019
“It’s clear Pelosi needs to declare a mistrial,” Scalise said. “This has been a tainted process from the start. What happened today confirms even worse just how poorly Adam Schiff is handling this process, denying the ability for Republicans to even ask basic questions that are critical to the heart of whether or not a President of the United States is impeached.”
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This whole attack on our great President is an embarrassment to America.
The good news is that Trump is going to win in a landslide!
Portions of this article originally appeared at The Federalist Papers and was republished with permission.
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