by Kyle Drennen ♦ October 24, 2019 ♦ 3:38 PM EDT
During a contentious interview on MSNBC Thursday morning, Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz defended the move by House Republicans to demand transparency in the impeachment inquiry and hammered the liberal media for using “selective leaks” from Democrats to declare President Trump guilty without ever having seen public testimony from witnesses.
“I actually haven’t heard you say anything since Bill Taylor testified,” anchor Hallie Jackson noted in the 10:00 a.m. ET hour, referring to the former diplomat’s closed-door testimony regarding the Ukraine controversy. She then demanded of Gaetz: “Yes or no, is it okay for any politician to trade military aid for political favors?” The Florida lawmaker replied that it would not be appropriate, before adding: “I also don’t think that’s what the President did.”
Moments later, Jackson insisted: “It appears from the testimony that we have seen reported publicly from the witnesses here that, that is, in fact, what President Trump did.” Gaetz cut her off: “From the selective leaks provided by Adam Schiff that aren’t subject to cross-examination. No, like, see you’re playing the game, here, Hallie.” Read the rest HERE.