Inquiry ‘sit-in’ a sham; Republicans in a panic on Trump’s prospects

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October 24, 2019 - 10:43 AM

A group of Republican Congressmen not serving on the committees to investigate the president complained Wednesday of "Soviet-style" machinations devised by Democrats. About 100 Republicans and Democrats serve on the investigating committees.

About two dozen House Republicans stormed the Capitol basement Wednesday morning, shutting down the inquiry as to whether President Donald Trump’s withholding of military aid to Ukraine this summer was contingent on it aiding his 2020 presidential campaign.

The Republicans claimed their “sit-in” was in protest of what they perceive as an abuse of power, comparing it to “Soviet-style tactics.”

As it is, roughly 100 Republican and Democratic lawmakers sit on the House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees. All elected officials who are members of those committees have the opportunity to question witnesses and engage in the depositions.

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