The fishing expedition Republicans call an impeachment inquiry isn’t producing any fish. If they had evidence, they wouldn’t need to cheat. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called them out. Oh, and by the way, the government shuts down in 3 days. Three days.
“One of our colleagues, a gentleman from Florida, presented up on this screen something that looked, appeared to be, a screenshot of a text message containing or insinuating an explosive allegation,” the New York Democrat said. “That screenshot of what appeared to be a text message was a fabricated image. It was a fabricated image.”
“I don’t know where it came from,” she continued. “I don’t know if it was the staff of the committee, but it was not the actual direct screenshot from that phone.”
“And, in fact, I would like to submit to the committee the actual full context from the Ziegler Affidavit number one, exhibit 402, of the full text of that exchange,’ she said. “Do I have permission from the chair?”
“Importantly, what was brought out from that fabricated image excluded critical context that changed the underlying meaning and allegation that was presented up on that screen by this committee and by members of this committee,” she continued. “Now they are well within their right to do that because they are covered by the speech and debate clause.”
“This was not submitted by a material or fact witness under oath,” she explained. “The impeachment inquiry, any impeachment inquiry, regardless of party, is an extremely serious matter.”
“Are there any key material fact witnesses here today?” she asked.
“No, ma’am,” Professor Gerhardt said.
“And so we are wasting our time,” AOC added.
Rep. Byron Donalds appears to be the culprit.
Right, they are wasting time. The freaking government will shut down soon, and these clowns act like they have nothing better to do. Republicans can’t govern.