Last week at the House Intelligence Committee hearings on impeachment, the Republicans were whining about several things:
- That the witnesses who were being brought in to testify mostly had second hand (or hearsay) information.
- That some witnesses were first testifying behind closed doors.
- That the rules of the Committee did not allow the President to have “due process.”
So, in quick response to that, it should be noted:
- The witnesses were mostly providing second hand information because President Trump has blocked all of the witnesses who have first hand knowledge from testifying.
- The Republicans also complained when the doors were opened and the witnesses were allowed to testify publicly and in front of TV cameras.
- The House Intelligence Committee is essentially using the same rules that the House Republicans used when investigating Benghazi and Hillary Clinton’s email server.
You just cannot please these people.
Even Fox News commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano has admitted, on Fox News, that the rules being used are essentially the ones that the Republicans wrote back when they had the gavel.
Note to Republicans: you can’t establish a set of procedures and then complain when the other team uses the procedures that you set up.