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Sat Nov 23, 2019, 12:09 AM

Republicans are out of arguments in the Trump impeachment inquiry. So they're trying props.

Watching the impeachment hearings at home in Los Angeles, I’d been trying to figure out what those oversized posters stationed behind Republican committee members were all about.

Thursday, I had a front-row seat to the House of Representatives’ fifth day of hearings in this sad but necessary national trauma. The hearing room on the first floor of the Longworth House Office Building was chilly; the lights were bright. Camera-laden photographers milled around the front of the room waiting for the orchestrated arrival of witnesses, who were escorted in through a side door.

I could finally see what the posters were for; they were a trio of puerile attacks on Democratic Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.

Like so much of the Republican rhetoric we’ve heard over the last two weeks, they didn’t even make sense: “101 days since Adam Schiff learned the identity of the whistleblower.” “8 days since Adam Schiff claimed he didn’t know the identity of the whistleblower.” And the nonsensical “0 days since Adam Schiff followed House rules.”

At this point, gratuitous attacks on Schiff are all the Republicans have.


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Reply Republicans are out of arguments in the Trump impeachment inquiry. So they're trying props. (Original post)
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dchill Nov 2019 #1

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Sat Nov 23, 2019, 12:35 AM

1. Adolescent pranksters.

AKA the Tea Party. No interest in anything constructive.

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