During the first public hearing of the House’s impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, the stalwart GOP House Trumpers were heard and seen putting up diversionary tactics instead of focusing on testimonies of witnesses.
Republican Representative Nunes still Going Along with the Witch Hunt Argument
California Republican Congressman Devin Nunes, sat through the hearings as Schiff’s Republican counterpart. However, Rep. Nunes immediately tried to discredit the impeachment hearing as a mere continuation of the Democratic Party’s attempts to unseat Donald Trump as president of the United States.
As he continued to carry on with the argument that the impeachment hearing is just a witch hunt directed at Trump, Nunes only made it clear that he has nothing to offer as defense or rebuttal of the witnesses’ testimonies. .
American diplomats George Kent and William Taylor had described under oath that there was indeed quid pro quo involved in Trump’s so-called “perfect conversation” with the President of Ukraine.
Nunes attempted to divert attention from the main issue; that the impeachment hearing is founded on a whistleblower’s complaints that Donald Trump abused his authority as president of the United States. His perfect conversation with the president of Ukraine to go along with him in discrediting Democratic candidate Joe Biden, was not perfect at all.
Nunes’ claim is simply a diversionary tactic — an attempt to bury Kent’s and Taylor’s testimonies with information not at all related to the events following Trump’s controversial call last July 25. Kent and Taylor provided firsthand information that there was indeed quid pro quo, having been in the midst of the controversy regarding the suspension of the Congress-approved military aid.
The aid was released only in September 11, after federal lawyers made it clear that Trump had no legal standing in ordering the suspension of the aid for whatever purpose White House officials had in mind.
Moreover, the “no-quid-pro-quo” defense had been previously destroyed by Trump’s own Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, when the latter publicly admitted during an October press conference that there was quid pro quo.
Republican Senator Jim Jordan Still Insists the Whistleblower’s identity Matters
Republican Senator from Ohio, Jim Jordan, still insists it matters to know the identity of the whistleblower because they want to question him for his credibility. Clearly a diversionary tactic because he can question the credible witnesses before him, George Kent and Bill Taylor, both of whom have put forward firsthand information.
The Ohio Senator’s insistence in putting focus on the whistleblower, being the “person who started it all” ended in laughter when Democratic Representative Peter Welch remarked,
””President Trump is welcome to take a seat right there (and answer all questions).. being the person who started it all “