GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz Removed from Impeachment Inquiry Hearing


So much for transparency, we suppose.

It was reported just hours ago that President Donald Trump was continuing to push for a fully commitment to accountability when it came to the Democrats’ latest “formal impeachment inquiry”, knowing full well that the American people deserve to hear every morsel of information emanating from this progressively-led process.

Remember, after all, this is the Commander in Chief who released both a written record of the July 25th phone call that prompted the “impeachment” inquiry, and the related whistleblower complaint.

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Today, the Democrats sent a much different message to the nation when they unceremoniously booted GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz from a hearing on the subject, despite his vaunted status among Congress.

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Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., an ardent supporter of President Trump, got the boot on Monday when he tried to sit in on the testimony of a former top National Security Council expert on Russia who was appearing on Capitol Hill as part of the House impeachment inquiry into the president.

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.

Gaetz then lashed out.

A frustrated Gaetz aired his disappointment to reporters after being told he was not allowed to sit in on the hearing, venting his anger over what he says are “selective leaks” by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and questioning why he was not allowed to be present during Hill’s testimony. Gaetz added that the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., was involved in the impeachment inquiry.

“It’s not like I’m on agriculture,” Gaetz said. “What are the Democrats so afraid of?”

The news comes on the heels of a tiff between President Donald Trump and House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff on the subject of transparency, specifically regarding the whistleblower who prompted the entire impeachment debacle in the first place.

 

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