Rep. Devin Nunes delivers his opening statement at a House Intelligence Committee Impeachment Inquiry hearing with testimony from E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland.
Nunes began by saying: "Ambassador Sondland, you are here today to be smeared."
"The American people sent us to Washington to solve problems, not to wage scorched earth political warfare against the other party. This impeachment is not helping the American people, it’s not a legitimate use of taxpayer dollars, and it’s definitely not improving our national security," Nunes said. "Finally, the Democrats’ fake outrage that President Trump used his own channel to communicate with Ukraine."
"I will remind my friends on the other side of the aisle that our first president George Washington directed his own diplomatic channels to secure a treaty with Great Britain. If my Democratic colleagues were around in 1794, they’d probably want to impeach him too."