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Gaetz Kicked Out of Impeachment Hearing, Claims Democrats Barring House Judiciary Committee Members

After Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) attempted to enter a closed-door impeachment hearing on Monday, he accused the Democratic House leadership of barring the House Judiciary Committee members from hearings.

Gaetz, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said he believed he should be allowed inside the hearing because impeachment inquiries are traditionally held by the Judiciary Committee.

“Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler claimed to have begun the impeachment inquiry weeks ago,” Gaetz said on Twitter. “Now, his own Judiciary members arent even allowed to participate in it. And yes – my constituents want me actively involved in stopping the #KangarooCourtCoup run by Shifty Schiff.” He was referring to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who is one of the key Democrats involved in the inquiry into impeaching President Donald Trump.

.@RepAdamSchiff is conducting his secretive impeachment proceedings in the basement of the Capitol, and now hes kicked @mattgaetz out of todays deposition.

This testimony should be available to every member of Congress and every single American. What is Schiff hiding?

— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) October 14, 2019

Gaetz asked on Monday night: “Why is Adam Schiff trying to run a kangaroo court? Why is he continuing to limit access to evidence, limit access even to members of Congress?”

In an interview with Breitbart later in the day, he accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) of preventing Judiciary Committee members from attending.

“Nancy Pelosi has chosen to reshuffle the legislative deck because her Democrats were getting worked silly on the Judiciary Committee following the Lewandowski hearing, the John Dean hearing, it really was not a forum that fielded results for Democrats,” Gaetz said.

He claimed that Pelosi took the inquiry away from Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and handed it to Schiff, claiming that they are “making up the rules as they go along.” He then speculated that Pelosi has “such diminished trust in Jerry Nadler that our entire committee is now paying the price.”

Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), and Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.)—known Trump supporters—are part of theRead More – Source

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