VIDEO: Schiff Refuses to Let GOP Rep. Speak “The Gentlewoman is Not Recognized”

In a shocking moment during today’s hearing, House Intel Chair Adam Schiff continuously interrupted GOP lawmaker Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., citing house procedures, and refused to allow her to speak.

Stefanik tweeted a video of the exchange and wrote:

How many times can Adam Schiff say “the Gentlewoman is NOT recognized”? He clearly has NO interest in letting Republicans have any say in the impeachment hearings. Watch him interrupt us multiple times and refuse to yield for our parliamentary questions

Rep. Andy Biggs also tweeted the exchange and wrote:

Over the past 2 public hearings, Americans have seen firsthand the disdain Mr. Schiff has for Republicans attempting to expose truth – especially for @RepStefanik.

We continue to see, w/ each question from Rep. Stefanik, why that disdain exists.

Keep asking those questions.

Per FoxNews, tensions between lawmakers boiled over Friday on the second day of the public impeachment hearings, when House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., repeatedly shut down GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., citing House procedure — as an astonished Ranking Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., accused him of “gagging” the lawmaker.

“This is the fifth time you have interrupted a duly-elected member of Congress,” Stefanik told Schiff, who repeatedly told her she was “not recognized” to speak.

The moment began when Nunes, as he questioned Yovanovitch, gave the remainder of his allotted time to Stefanik, who had sparred multiple times with Schiff on both Friday and during Wednesday’s first nationally televised hearing.

But as Stefanik spoke, Schiff slammed down the gavel: “The gentlewoman will suspend.”

“What is the interruption for now,” she shot back.

What followed was a back and forth between Nunes and Schiff as to whether the Republican could offer his time to a fellow member of Congress, rather than minority counsel. Stefanik repeatedly tried to speak, only for Schiff to bang his gavel again.

“You’re gagging the member from New York?” Nunes laughed at one point.

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This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com 

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