At impeachment hearing, Republicans again make their case with large signs

The House Judiciary Committee is today holding a public hearing on the constitutional grounds for impeachment of US president Donald Trump. It follows the release of a report yesterday on the evidence the Intelligence Committee has collected in its inquiry into the president’s Ukraine dealings thus far.

Republicans have countered with their own report, released on Monday, and a contradictory constitutional analysis. The president and his counsel, who were invited to attend and participate in the hearing, declined to be present. In their stead were three signs that greeted entrants to the hearing room, proclaiming Republican talking points but citing Democratic politicians.

For example, a poster quoted House speaker Nancy Pelosi in March saying that impeachment is highly divisive and should be avoided. Another sign cited New York representative and House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler saying impeachment “is the undoing of a national election.”

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