GOP Lawmaker Gets Ripped After Complaining That She Couldn’t Break The Law During Impeachment Hearing
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) tried to be slick during the public hearings in the House impeachment into Donald Trump by attempting to ask a line of questions to former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. But Committee Chairman Adam Schiff instantly shut her down and informed Devin Nunes (R-CA) that “under the house resolute 660, you are not allowed to yield time except to minority counsel.”
As Stefanik continued to try to speak, Schiff repeatedly cut her off. “The gentlewoman will suspend,” Schiff said as he swung the gavel. “You’re not recognized.”
“This is the fifth time you’ve interrupted members of Congress — duly elected members of Congress,” Stefanik protested.
Stefanik took to Twitter shortly after her attempt to break the rule of law to complain that she wasn’t allowed to break the law.
“Once again, Adam Schiff flat out REFUSES to let duly elected Members of Congress ask questions to the witness, simply because we are Republicans,” she tweeted along with a video clip of the exchange. “His behavior is unacceptable and he continues to abuse his Chairmanship.
Once again, Adam Schiff flat out REFUSES to let duly elected Members of Congress ask questions to the witness, simply because we are Republicans. His behavior is unacceptable and he continues to abuse his Chairmanship. Watch 📺👇 pic.twitter.com/qm9Uj8tiHO
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) November 15, 2019
Stefanik was quickly shut down on Twitter after trying to lie to the American people about how the rules work.
It's not because you're a Republican.
If Schiff had tried the same stunt—giving counsel's time to another Dem—Nunes could have objected because it violated the hearing's rules.
You know this. Nunes knows this.
This stunt was done just so you could post this whiny tweet.
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) November 15, 2019
This is a lie. You know the rules.
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) November 15, 2019
lying …u make a great republican – and a shitty woman #GOPTraitors
— ROSIE (@Rosie) November 15, 2019
Following rules and laws seems to be tough for the GOP.
— (((bmac)))🏳️🌈”I will be the hero” Rudy G (@Brian_McKee) November 15, 2019
Funny, I just saw you ask your questions. You just had to wait your turn as per rules.
— Barney's Nose (@BarneysNose) November 15, 2019
Stefanik you know you were trying to break the rules. Hey but you succeeded in getting a clip for Fox.
— jim lambert (@J_P_Lambert) November 15, 2019
All of the sads when you are asked to follow the rules pic.twitter.com/EZ1w0I9r0h
— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) November 15, 2019
Hm..stupid? Pulled this stunt so you can send the tweet? Or just know brainwashed Fox viewers wont question this?
You were trying to break rules you agreed to. I know “GOP & rules” are now “GOP & whining self-entitlement,” but people who abide by rules wont indulge your tantrum.
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) November 15, 2019