As the first public hearing in the House impeachment inquiry gets underway, an emerging talking point from allies of President Trump is that the spectacle is "boring." One of those regurgitating that talking point is White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, who went a step further and said that the "sham" hearing is not only boring, but a "colossal waste of taxpayer time & money."
"Congress should be working on passing USMCA, funding our govt & military, working on reduced drug pricing & so much more," Grisham tweeted Wednesday morning. "@realDonaldTrump is working right now-the dems should follow his lead!"
This sham hearing is not only boring, it is a colossal waste of taxpayer time & money. Congress should be working o… https://t.co/eT7FOUvORz— Kayleigh McEnany (@Kayleigh McEnany)1573664058.0
But according to national security lawyer Bradley P. Moss, Grisham's characterization of Congress's priorities is misleading.
"I am just a mere private lawyer here, Ms. Grisham, but conducting oversight and potential impeachment inquiries into alleged misconduct by the President fits squarely within the four corners of Congress's authority and responsibility," Moss tweeted. "Also known as 'working right now.'"
I am just a mere private lawyer here, Ms. Grisham, but conducting oversight and potential impeachment inquiries int… https://t.co/9hrbPZ3IEe— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss)1573664513.0
In the comment thread beneath Moss's tweet, there was plenty of agreement.
@BradMossEsq Congress is perfectly capable of multi-tasking. There are many other things happening on Capitol Hill… https://t.co/oSwbcxh4nW— Leslie McCarthy (@Leslie McCarthy)1573664692.0
@BradMossEsq Seems so obvious. But the fake president and the republicans are blind to it and just don’t want to acknowledge.— Newk (@Newk)1573664755.0