Last Updated on October 23, 2019
Earlier today, dozens of House Republicans, led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida), were caught on video as they stormed a secret impeachment hearing led by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California), and reportedly later celebrated by ordering Chick-fil-A.
Video shows at least 30 House Republicans storming a “secure hearing room where Adam Schiff was trying to keep impeachment meetings against President Trump,” storming through the hall as dozens of cameras captured the moment.
The move comes after weeks of Schiff using the lack of an official vote to launch impeachment proceedings by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) as an opportunity to meet in private with other Democrat legislators to gather evidence to impeach President Donald Trump.
Schiff has come under increasing scrutiny as the push for impeachment marches on, especially after he provided a “parody” of the transcript between President Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart, which held little resemblance to the actual conversation between the world leaders.
Schiff used colorful language to depict quid pro quo in the conversation between President Trump and President Zelensky, using virtually no verbiage from the actual transcript released yesterday.
According to Schiff, President Trump essentially said “We’ve been very good to your country, very good, no other country has done as much as we have, but you know what? I don’t see much reciprocity here.”
He continued, claiming to paraphrase the president, “I hear what you want, I have a favor I want from you though. And I’m going to say this only 7 times so you better listen good. I want you to make up dirt on my political opponent, understand? Lots of it.”
Many Republicans have called for Schiff to be censured at minimum, and President Trump has repeatedly called his performance treasonous, and hinted that there should be severe consequences for the Democrat legislator.
After storming the secret hearing, Republicans reportedly celebrated by ordering Chick-fil-A, with BNL News reporting that the “House GOP members who stormed Adam Schiff’s secret hearing room are now ordering Chick-fil-A to be delivered to the committee room for their lunch.”