Author: Craig Northrup
U.S. Rep Russ Fulcher, North Idaho’s delegate to Congress, expressed pride for his role as part of a cadre of conservative lawmakers who stormed a deposition Wednesday at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
The group demanded transparency during a closed-door proceeding as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
“We wanted Chairman Schiff to explain to us, face to face, why he has chosen to ignore precedent and bar non-committee members from being present,” Fulcher told The Press on Thursday. “And we wanted to raise awareness of how unfair the impeachment inquiry process is being managed.”
“This afternoon, Congressman Fulcher joined 30 Republican Members of Congress to attend a non-classified, impeachment-related hearing held by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,” Alexah Rogge, Fulcher’s communication director, said in a statement. “Upon arriving at the hearing, the committee Chairman, Adam Schiff, ordered the witness to cease their planned testimony, stopped the hearing from beginning, and threatened to file ethics charges against the visiting Republican members.”
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