Rep. Devin Nunes delivers his opening statement at the first day of public impeachment inquiry hearings before the House Intelligence Committee.
"The Democrats rejected most of the Republicans’ witness requests, resulting in a horrifically a one-sided process where the crucial witnesses are denied a platform, if their testimony does not support the Democrat’s absurd accusations," Nunes said. "The whistleblower was acknowledged to have a bias against President Trump and his attorney touted a coup against the President and called for his impeachment just weeks after the election."
"By undermining the president, who they are supposed to be serving, the elements of the FBI, the Department of Justice and now the State Department have lost the confidence of millions of Americans who believe that their vote should count for something. It will take years if not decades to restore faith in these institutions. This spectacle is doing damage to our country. It’s nothing more than an impeachment process in search of a crime," he said.
"It seems you agreed, witting or unwittingly, to participate in a drama, but the main performance — the Russia hoax — has ended and you've been cast in the low rent Ukrainian sequel," he said, addressing the witnesses.