Republicans took a page out of the left’s playbook on Wednesday when they decided to protest the seemingly Democrat-exclusive impeachment inquiry of President Trump’s involvement in some way with Ukraine.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (D-Fla.) reportedly led House Republicans in what many are calling a “storming” of House Democrats impeachment proceedings. The demonstration forced House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to cancel said proceedings.
Gaetz made comments to the media from the basement of the Capitol. Here are the series of video tweets Gaetz posted:
I’m gathered here with dozens of my congressional colleagues underground in the basement of the Capitol.— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) October 23, 2019
If behind those doors they intend to overturn the results of an American presidential election, we want to know what’s going on. #StopTheSchiffShow pic.twitter.com/c9Ks9VneYt
Adam Schiff’s impeachment inquiry has been marked by secret interviews, selective leaks, weird theatrical performances of transcripts that never happened, and lies about contact with a whistleblower. pic.twitter.com/qmGtCqNUal— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) October 23, 2019
We’re going to try and figure out what’s taking place on behalf of the millions of Americans that we represent.— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) October 23, 2019
Our constituents want to see a Congress working for them- not one obsessed with attacking a president who we believe has not done anything to deserve impeachment. pic.twitter.com/TQ0JHlA6x9
Other Republican members of Congress who were present for the “storming” tweeted about the display. As you'll see, Republicans are using the hashtag, #StopTheSchiffShow:
Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) posted video of he and fellow Republicans attempting to enter the “closed door impeachment proceeding hearings:
Not ones to be out outraged by their counterparts, Democrats threw in their two cents on Twitter as well: