House Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) accused House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) of trying to overturn the results of the 2016 presidential election behind closed doors. Scalise accused Democrats of holding Soviet Union-style impeachment as a media availability held by Republicans on Wednesday.
REP. STEVE SCALISE (R-LA), HOUSE MINORITY WHIP: What is Adam Schiff trying to hide? I think that's a question so many people have, so many my colleagues have, so many people in the press should have is through those hidden closed doors over there, Adam Schiff is trying to impeach the president of the United States behind closed doors, literally trying to overturn the results of the 2016 election a year before Americans get to go to the polls to decide who's going to be the president. And frankly it should be the people of this country who decided to be the president, not Nancy Pelosi, and not Adam Schiff in secret behind closed doors.
The fact that Adam Schiff won't even let the press in. You can't even go in and see what's going on in that room. Voting members of Congress are being denied access from being able to see what's happening behind these closed doors where they're trying to impeach the president of the United States with a one-sided set of rules. They call the witnesses. They don't let anybody else call the witnesses. They don't even let the president's legal counsel question people who are making baseless allegations.
Maybe in the Soviet Union, this kind of thing is commonplace. This should be happening in the United States of America where they are trying to impeach a president in secret behind closed doors. The American people deserve better. We will demand better for the American people.
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