GOP Congressman Gets Torched After Asking ‘Where’s The Impeachable Offense?’: Watch
Texas Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe instantly regretted asking Ambassador Bill Taylor, “where’s the impeachable offense?” during Wednesday’s hearing.
“Where is the impeachable offense in that call?” Ratcliffe asked, referring to Trump’s infamous July 25 call with the president of Ukraine.
“Are either of you here today to assert there was an impeachable offense on that call? Shout it out!” Ratcliffe said, sarcastically, demanding an answer from either of the witnesses. “Anyone?”
Ratcliffe appeared to be out of order when he refused to allow Taylor to even answer the question.
“Mr. Ratcliffe, if I could just respond,” Ambassador Taylor said, attempting to answer. “If I could just reiterate –”
“I’ve got one minute left,” Ratcliffe interjected.
“I know you’ve only got a minute left,” Ambassador Taylor said, somewhat frustrated.
Chairman Adam Schiff then intervened: “You asked the witness a question, the witness will –”
“I withdraw the question!” Rep. Ratcliffe declared, interrupting both Chairman Schiff and Ambassador Taylor.
Ratcliffe then demanded the clock get suspended – stopped – saying, “I withdrew the question” as Schiff took control.
Taylor finally got to answer: “I’m not here to decide anything about impeachment,” he announced, rightfully. “This is your job.”
Take a look at the video clip below:
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