“Did you ever get to cross-examine? Did you get to have a witness, to bring a witness in?” [Kevin McCarthy] said, adding that he doesn’t believe House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) should be leading the investigation. He said the new measure “now proves that they were wrong from the start.”
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said he doesn’t believe the measure will help bring transparency to the process as House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) — who is slated to introduce the measure on Tuesday — said it is intended to do, blasting Democrats for opting to hold the hearings behind closed doors and allowing only members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, House Intelligence Committee, and House Oversight and Reform Committee to attend the depositions.
“From what we’re hearing, it sounds like all they’re trying to do is codify the Soviet-style impeachment process that they’ve been running where they don’t let both sides called witnesses,” he said. “It’s all Adam Schiff’s personal show to try to build a case of innuendo because they don’t have any real facts.”