Devin Nunes is President Trump’s top ally in the fight against Adam Schiff’s impeachment hearings.
He continues to force Schiff to answer the questions he fears above all.
And Nunes just sent Schiff a demand that changes everything for impeachment.
As ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes has more power than any other Republican to take on Adam Schiff.
He is able to directly question Schiff, who is chairman of the Committee.
This is something that very few Republicans have the ability to do.
But Nunes doesn’t even have much power on the committee that Schiff has stacked against Republicans since the day the impeachment hearings began.
Schiff is limiting who the Republicans can call forward as witnesses, and is placing unfair restrictions on their activities in the committee.
That’s why Nunes is demanding the ability to convene his own hearing to counter the Democrats’ impeachment scheme.
This will give Nunes the ability to bring forward his own witnesses, and to expose Schiff for the unfair way he is operating the hearing room.
He sent the demand in a letter signed on to by the Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee.
“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,’” the letter reads. “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.’”
The following Republicans signed onto the letter:
- Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA)
- Michael Conaway (R-TX)
- Michael Turner (R-OH)
- Brad Wenstrup (R-OH)
- Chris Stewart (R-UT)
- Elise Stefanik (R-NY)
- Jim Jordan (R-OH)
- John Ratcliffe (R-TX)
- Will Hurd (R-TX)
The letter goes on to describe the impeachment hearings as “partisan and one-sided,” adding that there are still “serious issues that you [Schiff] have prevented the Committee from examining.”
It goes on to state that they will provide a list of witnesses once they are given a hearing date and time that is agreed upon.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy showed his support for the letter in a tweet where he posted a picture of the letter.
McCarthy wrote, “Chairman Adam Schiff has repeatedly denied fundamental fairness and due process throughout the course of this sham impeachment.”
If Schiff isn’t going to allow Republicans to have the same rights that Democrats on his committee have, it only makes sense that a counter-hearing should be held.
In a traditional hearing room, both sides are given the ability to make their points.
But in the case of Schiff’s inquiry, only Democrats are given the ability to bring forward the witnesses they want without being forced through a ton of arbitrary requirements.
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