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GOP Reps. demand Schiff follow House rules, allow Republicans day to call witnesses in impeachment sham

In a letter sent to Rep. Adam Schiff, the California Democrat running the sham impeachment coup against Donald Trump, House Republicans demanded he follow House rules and give them a day to call their own witnesses.

The letter reads, in part:

Although Speaker Pelosi promised that Democrats would “treat the President with fairness,” you have repeatedly prevented Republicans from fully and fairly examining issues central to the Democrats’ “impeachment inquiry.” Therefore … we the undersigned Republican Members of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, exercise our right to convene a hearing with witnesses selected by the Minority [Republicans] to testify in the Democrats’ “impeachment inquiry.”

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The letter adds:

As the Committee continues to conduct the Democrats’ partisan and one-sided “impeachment inquiry,” there are still important perspectives and serious issues that you have prevented the Committee from examining. We will inform you of the witnesses we intend to call once you have provided a hearing date and time to which we agree. Your failure to schedule this hearing shall constitute evidence of your denied of fundamental fairness and due process.

Nine House Republicans signed the letter:

  1. Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA)
  2. Michael Conaway (R-TX)
  3. Michael Turner (R-OH)
  4. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH)
  5. Chris Stewart (R-UT)
  6. Elise Stefanik (R-NY)
  7. Jim Jordan (R-OH)
  8. John Ratcliffe (R-TX)
  9. Will Hurd (R-TX)

“Chairman Adam Schiff has repeatedly denied fundamental fairness and due process throughout the course of this sham impeachment,” House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Twitter.  “RT if you agree that he should stop blocking important witnesses from testifying.”

McCarthy cited House Rule XI, Cause 2(j)(1), which gives the minority the right to call any witness they want on at least one day of the hearings.  The rule was not struck when Pelosi and her fellow conspirators crafted the rules for the hearings.

Will shifty Comrade Schiff follow the rules?  We’re not going to hold our breath…

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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