People have suggested that Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) might take the chairman’s seat on the House Oversight Committee. This was the one the infamous Civil Rights icon Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) held until his death a few months ago. So that is no small job. No one will replace him, but those who have been considered, must be impressive.
During the impeachment hearing, Representative Speier received an applause after she hit Representative Mike Conaway (R-TX). hard with a rapid retort. He interrupted her limited time to question the witness and referred her to a “recent Washington Post fact-check. It gave the Democrats “three Pinocchios” for making a claim, indicating it was “mostly false” according to this fact-checker.
The Post said the Democrats had claimed the Ukraine whistleblower had a “statutory right” to immunity.
Speier did not give Conaway a split-second to gloat when she shot back, according to The Business Insider.
‘The president of the United States has five Pinocchios on a daily basis, so let’s not go there.’
Her point was that outing the whistleblower threatens his/her very well-being:
‘The end of the article does go through that and also says it’s three Pinocchios in spite of that.’
Then, the crowd broke out in spontaneous “laughter and applause.” This was a very unusual occurence, but this committee has shown the country a new crop of patriotic heroes.
House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) said:
‘My colleagues seem to be under the impression that unless POTUS spoke the words, “ambassador, I am bribing the Ukrainian president,” that there’s no evidence of bribery… they also seem to say, “well, they got the money.” Yes. They got caught. They got caught.’
This is how it went down:
‘[email protected]: “The president of the United States has five pinocchios on a daily basis, so let’s not go there.’
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 20, 2019
Donald Trump has made “false or misleading claims” in office 13,435 times until October 9, 2019.
Here were five things that have shown Speier’s courage, according to The Heavy News:
‘1. She Survived a Brutal Shooting While Investigating the Infamous Jonestown
2. Speier Lost Her First Husband in a Tragic Accident
3. The Lawmaker Has Served At Local, State, and Federal Levels
4. The Representative Revealed Her Own Abortion
5. Speier Revealed She Was a Victim of Molestation and Sexual Harassment’
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