A West Virginia Republican tried again to crash a closed-door impeachment inquiry hearing, and was roundly mocked for whining about his rejection.
Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV) -- who shared audio of a phone call he made last week inside the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) during a protest staged with dozens of GOP lawmakers -- attempted to sit in on testimony by Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman before the House Intelligence Committee.
However, Mooney was turned away because he doesn't serve on that committee, which is questioning witnesses as part of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to provide campaign dirt against Joe Biden.
Today I was once again denied the opportunity to attend the secret so-called impeachment hearings. I will continue… https://t.co/MmbUOjJb75— Rep. Alex Mooney (@Rep. Alex Mooney) 1572361811.0
Mooney's political stunt was ridiculed by other Twitter users.
@RepAlexMooney Did you even graduate clown school? Or are you a clown school dropout?— Thor Benson (@Thor Benson) 1572363574.0
@RepAlexMooney Why don’t you talk to your GOP colleagues who are actually, you know, on the committees? This isn’t hard.— Ed Greenberger (@Ed Greenberger) 1572362026.0
@RepAlexMooney “I was once again asked to follow the rules that were put in place by republicans back in 2015”— my cat & i say police are shit (@my cat & i say police are shit) 1572362206.0
@RepAlexMooney Clearly the @GOPLeader doesn't trust you enough to be on the correct committees.— SERENITY NOW 🏍 (@SERENITY NOW 🏍) 1572363198.0
@RepAlexMooney I believe this applies to you! https://t.co/eeg3MrNHxg— A Girl Name Tami (@A Girl Name Tami) 1572364085.0
@RepAlexMooney that is so last week, but I'll remind you again. You guys made the rules. It is an investigation.… https://t.co/VySId03680— T.P. Ottawa (@T.P. Ottawa) 1572364218.0
@RepAlexMooney This is Alex. Alex doesn’t understand how committees work. Don’t elect Alex.— Odd Box (@Odd Box) 1572364518.0
@RepAlexMooney As my representative, I implore you to work hard and ask @GOPLeader to appoint you to the committee… https://t.co/OSAeta5iNW— Ted Hogbin (@Ted Hogbin) 1572362186.0
@RepAlexMooney You only went there because you heard there’d be pizza again.— 𝙰𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝙳𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚎𝚗𝚝, 𝙼𝙳🥁🥊🗽🇺🇸 (@𝙰𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝙳𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚎𝚗𝚝, 𝙼𝙳🥁🥊🗽🇺🇸) 1572364274.0
@RepAlexMooney So weird this guy's colleagues didn't think he deserved a spot on the Intelligence Committee.— Liz Dye (@Liz Dye) 1572365695.0