With the Democrats having now codified their “formal impeachment inquiry” with a “resolution” vote passed nearly down party lines, Republican lawmakers are a bit on their heels.
The stunning legalese contained within the resolution itself paints a bleak picture of GOP involvement in the process, and is being described as unfair by a great many within the Republican Party. They claim that House Intel Committee Chair Adam Schiff will be wielding too might a proverbial sword in the matter, with the power to completely cancel and remove Republicans inquisitors and witnesses alike at his own discretion.
Louisiana House Rep. Steve Scalise isn’t having it, and let his opinion of the process be known during a recent radio interview.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is empowered to block testimony from Republican-called witnesses within ongoing “impeachment inquiry” hearings held by the House Intelligence Committee he chairs, explained Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), in a Thursday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.
“There are sections of the resolution that allow the [Adam Schiff] to literally have veto power over Republican witnesses,” Scalise noted. “There’s a section in the resolution that allows the chairman to literally kick the president’s legal counsel out of the room out of the room if he so chooses, not because there has been some wrong that was done, [but] just because, all at the whim of the chairman.”
Transparency will be of the utmost concern to Republicans during the impeachment process, as the President defends his relationship with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky from congressional ne’er do wells.
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