Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) led about two dozen Republicans in an illegal effort to get inside a congressional secure facility for classified information that is being used as part of the impeachment proceedings (video below).
CNN journalist Manu Raju tweeted that the Republicans delayed a closed door hearing with wild claims.
New drama: Roughly two dozen House conservatives stormed the secure hearing room – known as the SCIF – to rail on the process, delaying the Cooper testimony. Connolly said that Louie Gohmert and Bradley Byrne were yelling in the room and railing on what they call a sham process.— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 23, 2019
Gaetz and the Republicans also held a pre-arranged press conference to make numerous conspiracy claims about the lawful impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s abuse of power.
POLITICO reporter Andrew Desiderio tweeted that he was told “many brought their cell phones too into the classified area.”
NEWS: Source tells me that after House Republicans tried flooding the SCIF with non-committee members, “many brought their cell phones too into the classified area.”— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) October 23, 2019
“Stand off in progress,” source adds.
(Sources: Twitter, Fox News/YouTube)