Steve Scalise compares Schiff’s secret hearings to the Soviet Union

Reps. Steve Scalise and Matt Gaetz led a group of lawmakers down to where Adam Schiff is holding his secret hearings on Trump’s impeachment to demand transparency. While down there, Scalise gave a quick speech comparing Schiff’s secret hearing to something that would have been commonplace in the Soviet Union:

Scalise asks “What is Adam Schiff trying to hide?”

He continues: “Through those hidden, closed doors over there Adam Schiff is trying to impeach a president of the United States. Behind closed doors. Literally trying to overturn the results of the 2016 election a year before Americans get to go to the polls to decide who’s going to be president. And frankly it should be the people of this country…not Nancy Pelosi and not Adam Schiff in secret behind closed doors.”

“The fact that Adam Schiff won’t even that the press in – you can’t even go in and see what’s going on in that room.”

“Voting members of Congress are being denied access from being able to see what’s happening behind these closed doors where they are trying to impeach the president of the United States with a one-sided set of rules. They call the witnesses; they don’t let anybody else call the witnesses. They don’t even let the president’s legal counsel question people who are making baseless allegations.”

“Maybe in the Soviet Union this kind of thing is commonplace. This shouldn’t be happening in the United States of America where they are trying to impeach a president in secret behind closed doors.”

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