The following is an excerpt from Blaze Media’s Capitol Hill Brief email newsletter:
Yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing quickly devolved into a farce as Democrats reused a witness to return to the dais and question other witnesses. Multiple Republicans took issue with the fact that Democrats were using a staff attorney for both purposes, with committee member Andy Biggs slamming the setup as “unprecedented.”
One person whom nobody on the committee heard from at the hearing, however, was House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff. Top committee Republican Doug Collins noted that investigators Robert Mueller and Ken Starr testified to the panel about the reports they assembled, but “The author of the Schiff report is not here. Instead, he’s sending his staff to do his job for him.”
“If Chairman Schiff thinks that he’s a special prosecutor,” former committee chairman Jim Sensenbrenner explained in a statement, “then he needs to come testify before our committee and not hide behind his staff.”
During the hearing, Republican members of the committee even put up a large picture of Schiff’s face on the side of a milk carton with the caption “missing” over it.