BREAKING VIDEO: 2 Dozen GOP Members Disrupt Closed-Door Impeachment Testimony

Moments ago, Scott Thurman shared a video:

2 dozen GOP members, led by @mattgaetz entered the secure hearing room (SCIF) to interrupt witness testimony in the as they demand access, despite not being committee members. They’re complaining it’s a “Soviet-style process”.


Rep. Vicky Hartzler tweeted:

As Members of Congress, we have the right to access information collected inside the chambers of Congress.

If this is an impeachment inquiry, then ALL Members of Congress, no matter what your party or committee assignment, need to be included.

Rep. Matt Gaetz tweeted:

I’m gathered here with dozens of my congressional colleagues underground in the basement of the Capitol.

If behind those doors they intend to overturn the results of an American presidential election, we want to know what’s going on.

KCCI reports Republicans have disrupted a closed-door deposition with a Defense Department official who was scheduled to answer questions as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Laura Cooper, a senior official who oversees Ukraine policy, arrived Wednesday morning on Capitol Hill to appear before the House panels conducting the investigation. Shortly afterward, more than two dozen Republican House members held a news conference outside the secure room in the Capitol where the deposition was taking place.

The Republicans decried that the deposition was happening behind closed doors and said Americans should be able to read the transcripts of any interviews being conducted as part of impeachment.

Republicans then walked into the meeting unannounced, and the deposition was put on hold. The two sides were trying to resolve the standoff, Republicans who left the meeting said.

Cooper’s testimony comes a day after a top U.S. diplomat testified that he was told Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine until the country’s president went public with a promise to investigate Democrats.

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