If today is any indication of just how the Democrats will be conducting themselves during this impeachment “inquiry”, we as a nation are not off to a good start.
First, there’s the matter of this impeachment’s lost purpose. There seems to be no path forward into and out of the Senate with regard to the conviction or removal of President Donald Trump, meaning that everything we witness on Capitol Hill in the coming weeks is all for naught. The Democrats are surely aware of this reality, and are simply utilizing their time on-camera to create a large-format anti-Trump campaign ad for 2020.
As further evidence of the futility of their exercise, we needn’t look any further than Adam Schiff, House Intelligence Committee Chair, who today simply changed the rules of the impeachment hearing mid-event.
The Republican counsel questioned Taylor about whether he could understand that Trump was concerned that some Ukrainians had worked against him in the 2016 presidential election.
Schiff interrupted after Republicans were only ten minutes into their questioning, warning the Ambassador that if he was unable to “assume facts not in evidence” before him were correct.
The inexcusable overstep received harsh and swift condemnation by the GOP.
“Are you seriously interrupting our time here?” House Minority Chairman Devin Nunes asked incredulously.
Rep. John Ratcliffe protested Schiff’s sudden rule change after Democrats spent the first portion of the hearing with leading questions and hearsay.
“I sat here through the first 45 minutes and literally had an objection to almost the foundation of almost every question that Mr. Goldman asked regarding facts not in evidence, leading,” he fired back at Schiff.
Schiff protested that he allowed the question, but was merely instructing the witness.
“Unreal,” wrote Rep. Mark Meadows on Twitter. “John Ratcliffe making a great point: Adam Schiff just apparently changed the rules mid-hearing.”
This is simply more evidence that Schiff and his cronies are singularly focused not on finding the truth, but on reversing the results of the 2016 election.
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