According to political insiders, Democratic lawmakers are growing increasingly frustrated with their stalled impeachment probe; saying legislators hope to “get it over and move on” with voters largely tuning-out the process.
“Democrats are frustrated they can’t convince the country to go along w/their phony impeachment w/no crime Now they want to ‘get it over & move on’ The founders never intended a focus grouped impeachment. Such an abuse of the system, but it’s backfiring!” posted GOP spokesperson Elizabeth Harrington.
Democrats are frustrated they can't convince the country to go along w/their phony impeachment w/no crime
Now they want to "get it over & move on"
The founders never intended a focus grouped impeachment. Such an abuse of the system, but it's backfiring!pic.twitter.com/RmqD0FUOXg
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) December 1, 2019
The White House released a scathing letter Sunday night regarding the House Democrats’ ongoing impeachment investigation; confirming Trump officials will not cooperate with Jerrold Nadler’s “partisan inquiry.”
“This baseless and highly partisan inquiry violates all past historical precedent, basic due process rights, and fundamental fairness,” wrote White House counsel Pat Cipollone.
“As for the hearing scheduled for December 4, we cannot fairly be expected to participate in a hearing while the witnesses are yet to be named and while it remains unclear whether the Judiciary Committee will afford the president a fair process through additional hearings,” Cipollone said. “More importantly, an invitation to an academic discussion with law professors does not begin to provide the President with any semblance of a fair process. Accordingly, under the current circumstances, we do not intend to participate in your Wednesday hearing.”
“When the Judiciary Committee scheduled a similar hearing during the Clinton impeachment process, it allowed those questioning the witnesses two-and-a-half weeks’ notice to prepare, and it scheduled the hearing on a date suggested by the president’s attorneys. Today, by contrast, you have afforded the president no scheduling input, no meaningful information and so little time to prepare that you have effectively denied the administration a fair opportunity to participate,” he added.
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Source: Fox News
GAETZ: Democrats Are Stacking the Deck, Can’t ‘Run a Fair Impeachment Inquiry’
GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz stopped-by ‘Hannity’ Monday night just hours after he was ejected from the Democrats’ latest impeachment inquiry; saying it’s just more evidence that left-wing lawmakers “can’t win a fair election.”
“You were thrown out of the impeachment inquiry, why?” asked Hannity.
“It’s very bizarre. On September 12th the Judiciary Chairman launched the impeachment inquiry. Today, Adam Schiff removed me as a member of the Judiciary Committee from the deposition he was taking. This is proof that Democrats can’t win a fair election, can’t win a fair debate, and can’t run a fair impeachment inquiry,” said Gaetz.
“We’re going to keep fighting to get to the facts. Time and again, we see that Adam Schiff is running a Kangaroo Court,” he added.
Gaetz was abruptly removed from the Democrats’ ongoing impeachment hearing Monday after the Republican attempted to take-part in the House Intelligence Committee’s latest effort to remove President Trump from office.
“Gaetz, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, attempted to attend the testimony of Fiona Hill, a former deputy assistant to the president, but was told that because he was not a member of the House Intelligence Committee that he had to leave. The House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees are conducting the impeachment inquiry into Trump,” reports Fox News.
“It’s not like I’m on agriculture,” Gaetz said. “What are the Democrats so afraid of?”
“Judiciary Chairman [Jerry Nadler] claimed to have begun the impeachment inquiry weeks ago,” Gaetz tweeted. “Now, his own Judiciary members aren’t even allowed to participate in it. And yes – my constituents want me actively involved in stopping the #KangarooCourtCoup run by Shifty Schiff.”
‘IT’S UN-AMERICAN’: Rep. Doug Collins RIPS Democrats’ Latest Impeachment Push
Rep. Doug Collins unloaded on House Democrats’ latest impeachment push Thursday; saying their “behind-closed-door” efforts to remove President Trump from office is “unprecedented and un-American.”
“Conducting an impeachment investigation behind closed doors isn’t just unprecedented—it’s un-American. It doesn’t afford due process, and it’s not what we’re about,” Collins told Fox & Friends.
Conducting an impeachment investigation behind closed doors isn’t just unprecedented—it’s un-American. It doesn’t afford due process, and it’s not what we’re about. pic.twitter.com/5P3iGbOVbb
— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) October 10, 2019
Collins joins his Republican colleagues in their fierce criticism of the Democrats’ impeachment effort.
Representatives Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz ripped Adam Schiff’s latest move to impeach President Trump from the Capitol Tuesday; calling his committee a “Kangaroo Court” and labeling the Intel Chair as “Captain Kangaroo.”
“What we see in this impeachment is a kangaroo court, and Chairman Schiff is acting like a malicious Captain Kangaroo,” said Gaetz.
— The Hill (@thehill) October 8, 2019
President Trump made similar comments Tuesday morning regarding the Democrats’ obsession with his 33-minute phone call with the leader of Ukraine.
“I would love to send Ambassador Sondland, a really good man and great American, to testify, but unfortunately he would be testifying before a totally compromised kangaroo court, where Republican’s rights have been taken away, and true facts are not allowed out for the public to see. Importantly, Ambassador Sondland’s tweet, which few report, stated, ‘I believe you are incorrect about President Trump’s intentions. The President has been crystal clear: no quid pro quo’s of any kind.’ That says it ALL!” posted the President on social media.