Today was a desperate day for the Democrats, who are still reeling from the disappointing public depositions of a pair of diplomats on Capitol Hill.
The men, Bill Taylor and George Kent, were allegedly some of the star witnesses that the Democrats were set to call in their attempts to reverse the results of the 2016 election. Instead, what the nation received was more of the same: Second and third-hand information so flagrantly vague that #HearsayHearing was trending on Twitter.
In an effort to combat the issues raised by this lethargic legislative lurching, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was conjured for a press conference in which she attacked an unbiased reporter for his supposed partisanship.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Sinclair Broadcast Group reporter James Rosen of spouting GOP talking points after he asked a question about the whistleblower at the center of the Trump impeachment inquiry during her weekly press briefing on Thursday.
Rosen pointed out that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., has said he would do anything necessary to protect the whistleblower’s identity during the ongoing impeachment hearings.
“I wonder if you could explain to the American people, why the legal rights of the whistleblower should prevail in this political setting over those of President Trump, who should ordinarily enjoy a right to confront his accuser?” Rosen asked.
“Well, let me just say this, I will say to you, Mr. Republican talking points, what I said to the President of the United States,” Pelosi said while gesturing to Rosen. “When you talk about the whistleblower, you’re coming into my wheelhouse. I have more experience in intelligence than anybody in the Congress.”
Friday will bring another round of public impeachment hearings to Capitol Hill, as former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch prepares to take the stand.