Republicans Storm Closed-Door Impeachment Session As Schiff Takes Witness And Walks Out

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I do believe the Republicans finally found their collective spine. Decrying a lack of transparency in the House Democrats’ impeachment process against President Trump, House Republicans gathered in the basement of the Capitol Wednesday morning to demand entry into proceedings they’ve been barred from thus far. And they reportedly got in. They stormed the hearing and the SCIF while branding the hearings as being a Soviet-style procedure. Of course, Adam Schiff took his witness and walked out of the room (Star Chamber).

A news conference was held outside the SCIF and dozens of Republican representatives stated that they would seek to gain entry to the secure room in which the Democrats of the three committees behind the current impeachment push were conducting a deposition. They got in much to the distress of the Marxists in the room. It’s a glitch in their attempted coup.

From TheBlaze:

“SCIF stands for Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility. It’s a secure room where classified intelligence and other secret information is discussed. Congress’ SCIF is where much of the House Democrats’ investigation has so far taken place and where Republicans not on the investigating committees have not been allowed to enter.

“If behind those doors they intend to overturn the results of an American presidential election, we want to know what’s going on,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said while pointing to the SCIF entrance.

“And it’s only reasonable that we would have questions,” Gaetz added, noting that the impeachment investigation has “been marked by secret interviews, selective leaks, weird theatrical performances of transcripts that never happened, and lies about contacts with a whistleblower.”

“Gaetz’s last two examples were a specific reference to Schiff’s conduct in recent weeks, for which he recently dodged a censure effort brought by House Republicans.

“You should be outraged if you’re an American at what’s happening here,” House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) said. “You should be allowed to confront your accusers; this is being held behind closed doors for a reason — because they don’t want you to see what the witnesses are like.”

“This is a Soviet-style impeachment process,” Biggs added. “I don’t care whether you are the president of the United States or any other citizens of this country: You should be allowed to confront your witnesses.”

“According to a senior GOP source who witnessed what happened next, the group went into the anteroom of the SCIF and chanted, “Let us in” outside the door guarded by Capitol Police. After that, the source said, the door opened, someone grabbed it, and a group of Republican members forced their way in.

“After members attempted to sit in on the closed-door testimony that was occurring, “Chairman Schiff immediately left with the witness,” Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) told reporters while flanked by a handful of other House Republicans.

“Later, Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) said that Democrats are “threatening to file ethics complaints against those of us that want to be in the room.”

“The secrecy of the three committees’ investigation has drawn an immense amount of criticism from GOP lawmakers since last week, when members were first turned away from impeachment proceedings. Schiff has defended the clandestine process by comparing it to a grand jury.”

This is how a civil war begins and now that Republican leaders are doing their duty Americans may decide they want in on the fun. This smacks of totalitarianism and is very Soviet-like. Which is fitting since the Democrat Party is basically the communist branch of our government these days.

“We’re going to try and go in there, and we’re going to try to figure out what’s going on, on behalf of the millions of Americans that we represent that want to see this Congress working for them and not obsess with attacking a president who we believe has not done anything to deserve impeachment,” Gaetz said. Good for Gaetz.

The Republicans specifically called out Schiff who is leading the investigation. “What is Adam Schiff trying to hide?” asked House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). “I think that’s the question so many people have, so many of my colleagues have, so many people in the press should have.”

“Voting members of Congress are being denied access from being able to see what’s happening behind these closed doors where they’re trying to impeach the president of the United States with a one-sided set of rules,” Scalise continued. “They call the witnesses. They don’t let anybody else call the witnesses.”

From Fox News:

“From there, about 30 House Republicans flooded the room where Laura Cooper, who oversees Ukraine policy at the Department of Defense, was set to testify.

“Because there was no agreement for non-committee members to be present, this ‘sit-in’ created an immediate standoff. Fox News is told that Schiff did not ask the U.S. Capitol Police to arrest or remove Republicans who charged in — but he did leave the room and apparently does not plan to start the interview until the situation is resolved.

“Fox News is told about a dozen Republicans are still in the secure facility known as a SCIF. In another complication, some non-committee members brought in phones and other electronic devices in possible violation of House rules.

“GOP lawmakers flooded Twitter with posts from the scene.

“Adam Schiff just SHUT DOWN his secret underground impeachment hearing after I led a group of Republicans into the room. Now he’s threatening me with an Ethics complaint! I’m on the Armed Services Cmte but being blocked from the Dept. Asst. SecDef’s testimony. This is a SHAM!” Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., tweeted.”

Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL) told reporters outside the room that he has served in third world countries more transparent than the way Schiff was handling the impeachment inquiry. Well put and absolutely true. Last week, 184 Republicans voted to censure Schiff. Of course, the Democrats blocked the censure. No surprise there.

Trump called on Republicans to “get tougher and fight” against the House’s impeachment inquiry and also suggested that they need to stick together as some have openly critiqued the president. “I think they’re lousy politicians,” Trump said Monday about Democrats during a Cabinet meeting. “But two things they have: They’re vicious and they stick together. They don’t have [Utah GOP Sen.] Mitt Romney in their midst. They don’t have people like that. They stick together. You never see them break off.” Yes, they do… Marxists are well-organized like that.

From Scalise:

“Through those hidden, closed doors over there Adam Schiff is trying to impeach a president of the United States. Behind closed doors. Literally trying to overturn the results of the 2016 election a year before Americans get to go to the polls to decide who’s going to be president. And frankly it should be the people of this country…not Nancy Pelosi and not Adam Schiff in secret behind closed doors.”

“The fact that Adam Schiff won’t even let the press in – you can’t even go in and see what’s going on in that room.”

“Voting members of Congress are being denied access from being able to see what’s happening behind these closed doors where they are trying to impeach the president of the United States with a one-sided set of rules. They call the witnesses; they don’t let anybody else call the witnesses. They don’t even let the president’s legal counsel question people who are making baseless allegations.”

“Maybe in the Soviet Union, this kind of thing is commonplace. This shouldn’t be happening in the United States of America where they are trying to impeach a president in secret behind closed doors.”

I can only hope that this is the beginning of the conservatives really fighting back against this unconstitutional type of behavior. It should not be tolerated or allowed. You can bet it makes Putin smile when he hears all this.

Sources: TheBlaze, Fox News, Breitbart, The Daily Caller, Twitchy, The RightScoop

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