During the public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry into President Trump this Friday, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) attempted to direct a line of questions to former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, but was interrupted by Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who informed Devin Nunes (R-CA) that “under the house resolute 660, you are not allowed to yield time except to minority counsel.”
As Stefanik continued to try to speak, Schiff repeatedly cut her off. “The gentlewoman will suspend,” Schiff said as he swung the gavel. “You’re not recognized.”
“This is the fifth time you’ve interrupted members of Congress — duly elected members of Congress,” Stefanik protested.
Minutes later, Stefanik took to Twitter to complain about Schiff’s actions.
“Once again, Adam Schiff flat out REFUSES to let duly elected Members of Congress ask questions to the witness, simply because we are Republicans,” she tweeted along with a video clip of the exchange. “His behavior is unacceptable and he continues to abuse his Chairmanship.”
But people in the comment thread beneath her tweet pointed out that Schiff was just enforcing the rules:
“WHY WONT THIS MEAN MAN LET ME BREAK THE RULES THAT I AGREED TO LIKE I WANT WAAAaah”
— Adam Nathaniel Peck (@adamnpeck) November 15, 2019
Not b/c you’re repubs, it’s because RULES. I know your party has lost respect for the rule of law but Schiff and the Dems haven’t. Rules say Nunes or GOP counsel ONLY during 45 min segment. Period. Stop lying to people not paying attn close enough to know you’re out of order.
— Chaena (@lovely_chae) November 15, 2019
Following rules and laws seems to be tough for the GOP.
— (((bmac)))🏳️🌈”I will be the hero” Rudy G (@Brian_McKee) November 15, 2019
It’s not because you’re a Republican.
If Schiff had tried the same stunt—giving counsel’s time to another Dem—Nunes could have objected because it violated the hearing’s rules.
You know this. Nunes knows this.
This stunt was done just so you could post this whiny tweet.
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) November 15, 2019
You need to go back and learn Parliamentary Procedures. Yes the Chairman interrupts you so many times because you are not following the rules. Nunes had no right to turn his time over to you. He could only give his time to the staff attorney. My high school students know that.
— Ann (@annfurek) November 15, 2019
To read up on the resolution Schiff was referring to, click here.
GOP candidate boasted about sneaking gun into school — now she’s getting investigated by the cops
Peggy Hubbard, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Illinois, has apologized after she admitted to lying about bringing a gun with her into a high school during a candidate forum.
The Daily Herald reports that Hubbard last week told an audience at Hinsdale Central High School that she brought a gun in with her to make a point about how unsafe schools are.
"I walked in with a concealed carry and I had a gun and three clips and nobody checked," she said during the event.
Fox News host: Trump shouldn’t suffer any backlash if he pardons Roger Stone
Fox News doesn't think there's anything wrong with pardoning Roger Stone and there shouldn't be any political consequences for excusing the coverup.
The Daily Beast captured anchor Harris Faulkner championing the pardon before Judge Amy Berman Jackson even passed down the sentence.
Co-host Carley Shimkus said that Trump has no choice but to pardon Stone as soon as possible because it's such a “controversial decision.” The closer Trump gets to the November election, the worse it could be for Trump.
Faulkner said it would be in Trump’s “character” to pardon Stone quickly, but because he loves pardons so much. She explained it's his only unilateral power. Typically, presidents wait until the end of their term to pardon friends or controversial people.
‘Trump 2020’ emblazoned hay bales burned to the ground by vandals
Hay bales in the town of Ferndale, Washington, that were covered with a tarp featuring the slogan "TRUMP 2020" were burned to the ground by vandals this Sunday, Q13Fox reports.
Police say deputies arrived on the scene to find the bales on fire, which amounted to around $500 in damage. According to Sheriff Bill Elfo, political vandalism is on the rise in the area.
“Over the past year, the Sheriff’s Office has investigated several reports of damage and theft of a political campaign sign,” Elfo said. “In this instance, the crime resulted in the destruction of private property that had the propensity to spread and jeopardize nearby structures and their occupants. This incident also resulted in the use of Fire District, Sheriff’s Office and Ferndale Police assets that were unavailable for the duration of the response to respond to other emergencies."