‘I’m Insulted’: Impeachment Witness Fires Back After GOP Rep Claims Hearings Are ‘Not Really About the Facts’

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The House Judiciary Committee’s first impeachment hearing began on Wednesday with four constitutional scholars arguing whether President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine could be considered an impeachable offense.

The ranking member of the committee, Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), sought to discredit the hearings, arguing that they “are not really about the facts.”

The comments did not sit well with Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan, one of the four witnesses, who testily responded that her views were informed by the facts laid out during weeks of open hearings held by the House Intelligence Committee.

“Everything I know about our constitution and its values and my review of the evidentiary record and here, Mr. Collins, I would like to say to you, sir, that I read transcripts of every one of the witnesses who appeared in the live hearing,” Karlan said.

Watch her comments below:

Karlan said she would not make flippant statements regarding the merits of impeachment, adding that she found the charge that she did not care about facts to be “insulting.”

“Because I would not speak about these things without reviewing the facts so, I’m insulted by the suggestion that, as a law professor, I don’t care about those facts.”

She added that she felt the depositions proved that Trump “demanded” Ukrainian officials interfere in the 2020 presidential election. That, she said, “struck at the very heart of what makes this a republic.”

“But everything I read on those occasions tells me that when President Trump invited, indeed demanded, foreign involvement in our upcoming election, he struck at the very heart of what makes this a republic to which we pledge allegiance.”

Karlan said Trump’s actions constitute an abuse of power and are worthy of impeachment.

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General Confusion
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Jeffrey Moore is confused.

She responded to a lame accusation that she couldn’t keep up. She disagreeded and gave her reasons why.

BTW: IJR is broken, so be cafeful with your ID when posting. Hi Heather/hetta.

william jackson
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First the “Impeach Trump D-RATs” accused Trump of a “Quid Pro Quo”—then en mass, the D-RATS dumped Quid Pro Quo and starting accusing Trump of “Bribery”—-now the phrase of the day is “an abuse of power” and bribery has disappeared from their text. It’s all a bunch of crap.
If you listen to statements made by the 3 D-RAT constitutional scholars/stooges, since 2016—-they are clearly, D-RAT, blind to facts, Trump hating, liberal fanatics—-all hogwash!

John
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this is the same woman who made fun of a minor’s name? What witness transcripts did she read? The transcripts were from people who heard information 3rd hand, or it was THEIR opinion – they may have said one thing in the beginning of their statement but when asked for clarification, they provided it.

Scott Leach
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Scott Leach

Clearly a hostile witness and her testimony is now discredited. She is biased, and prejudiced. A useless witness when it comes to fairness. Quite clear.

Mindy
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Like lemmings the dem cartels supporters march us to death.

Bonnie Keever
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Facts on what hear say and you are testifying on what Trump never said anything on 20/20 he ask Ukraine to look into why the prosecutor was fired for investigating Biden and son and the 2016 election you have nothing so your testimony is shit lady

Jeffrey Moore
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Karlan read the “transcripts of every one of the witnesses” and now she’s there to testify about what? What she read in the transcripts? That’s not evidentiary, factual testimony; it’s hearsay! Therefore, her presence as a witness shouts loudly that the hearings are not about the facts.

If she’s there to say that Trump’s actions are impeachable offenses, that’s also not testimony; it’s the work of a prosecutor or a judge. So what is she there to testify about? Certainly not the facts!

Kyle Throop
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That’s nothing lady, America itself is insulted by this farce the Democrats are wasting our money on in the name of partisan election rigging.

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