In case you missed it, a bunch of pro-Trump Republican members of the House of Representatives tried to barge into a closed-door deposition conducted by the House Intelligence Committee. The committee was preparing to interview Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary Laura Cooper as part of the Trump impeachment inquiry.
Watch it all here:
This is a pathetic political stunt.
Here is Arizona representative Andy Biggs:
This morning, I joined dozens of my colleagues to storm Adam Schiff’s secret, Soviet-style, Stalinist chamber to demand truth, transparency, and due process. We may have received threats for attempting to hear from today’s witness, but we are more resolved than ever to fight. pic.twitter.com/pvmEHJC6Uz
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) October 23, 2019
And here is Yale historian Joanne Freeman:
THERE WERE ALREADY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE MEMBERS IN THE ROOM.
This isn’t a secret Stalinist chamber.
It’s a BIPARTISAN committee.
You’re talking absolute nonsense.
Shame on you. https://t.co/1ob0rYycd1
— Joanne Freeman (@jbf1755) October 23, 2019
Addendum: The GOP members of the House Intelligence Committee are: Devin Nunez (CA), Mike Conaway (TX), Mike Turner (OH), Brad Wenstrup (OH), Chris Stewart (UT), Rick Crawford (AR), Elise Stefanik (NY), Will Hurd (TX), and John Ratcliffe (TX).