There has been plenty of confusion regarding exactly what the Democrats are attempting to accomplish with their “formal impeachment inquiry”, particularly due to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s reluctance on holding a vote to authorize the political maneuver.
The left is hoping to have their cake and eat it too, simply put. Pelosi and her fellow Democrats would like all of the clout of impeachment proceedings without any of the commitment. It’s an asinine and frustrating avenue of attack against the President, and it doesn’t lend itself much to transparency.
Today, this lack of accountability manifested itself in a bold way, as House Rep. Matt Gaetz was ejected from one of the Democrat-led hearings on Capitol Hill.
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 didn’t take the slight lying down.
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?”
President Trump has been adamant that no wrongdoing took place during this phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky back on July 25th – the event that kicked off the entire impeachment fracas in the first place.