Michael Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee continues to be a fiery one as Republicans explode on him, with Rep. Carol Miller (R-W.Va.) becoming the latest to slam the “media circus” as a “waste of time.”
From GOP Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) denouncing the hearing for the “convicted perjurer” to Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) calling Cohen a “pathological liar,” there’s no shortage of criticism toward the former personal attorney to President Donald Trump.
Cohen testified that he lied to Congress to benefit Trump in front of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, but the West Virginia representative said the “sole purpose” of the hearing is to discredit Trump.
“I am very disappointed to have you in front of this committee today,” Miller said.
“Quite frankly, this isn’t the reason the people of West Virginia sent me to Congress. I find this hearing not in the best interest of the American people. This is another political game with the sole purpose of discrediting the president.”
“How can we believe anything you’re saying?” Miller later asked. “The answer is, we can’t.”
Miller continued to show her distaste toward the hearing as she noted to House Oversight chair Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) that “we’ve canceled hearings on child separation and on other issues that are close to my heart for this media circus.”
“What a waste of time and money for a man who has gladly exploited the name of the president to promote his own name and fill his own pockets. It pains me that we are sitting here adding another chapter to his book.”
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— Carol Miller (@RepCarolMiller) February 27, 2019
While Miller slammed the hearing for allegedly attempting to discredit Trump, Cohen claimed there is a confidential “illegal act” on the president that is “being investigated right now by the Southern District of New York, and I’ve been asked by them not to discuss it, not to talk about these issues,” as IJR Blue pointed out.