Rep. Gaetz Calls Out Bias Of Witnesses And Shows That They Have No Material Facts

REP. MATT GAETZ: Have you ever been on a podcast called “Versus Trump”?

PROFESSOR PAMELA KARLAN: I think I was on a live panel that the people who ran the podcast called “Versus Trump”–

REP. GAETZ: On that, do you remember saying the following? “Liberals tend to cluster more. Conservatives, especially very conservative people, tend to spread out more, perhaps because they don’t even want to be around themselves.” Did you say that?


REP. GAETZ: Do you understand how that reflects contempt on people who are conservative?

PROFESSOR KARLAN: No, what I was talking about there was the natural tendency, if you put the quote in context, the natural tendency of a compactness requirement to favor a party whose voters are more spread out. And I do not have contempt for conservatives and I do not have contempt for–

REP. GAETZ: I’m very limited on time Professor, so when you talk about how liberals want to be around each other and cluster and conservatives don’t want to be around each other and have to spread out, you may not see this from the ivory towers of your law school, but it makes actual people in this country feel like — excuse me, you don’t get to interrupt me on this time. Now, let me also suggest that when you invoke the President’s son’s name here, when you try to make a little joke out of referencing Barron Trump, that does not lend credibility to your argument. It makes you look mean, it makes it look like you’re attacking someone’s family, the minor child of the President of the United States. So let’s see if we can get into the facts. To all of the witnesses, if you have personal knowledge of a single material fact in the Schiff report, please raise your hand. And let the record reflect no personal knowledge of a single fact and you know what, that continues on the tradition we saw from Adam Schiff, where Ambassador Taylor could not identify an impeachable offense. Mr. Kent never met with the President. Fiona Hill never heard the President reference anything regarding military aid. Mr. Hale was unaware of any nefarious activity with aid. Colonel Vindman even rejected the new Democrat talking point that bribery was invoked here. Ambassador Volker denied that there was a quid pro quo and Mr. Morrison said there was nothing wrong on the call. The only direct evidence came from Gordon Sondland, who spoke to the President of the United States, and the President said I want nothing, no quid pro quo. And you know what, if wiretapping a political opponent is an impeachable offense, then I look forward to reading that inspector general’s report because maybe it’s a different president we should be impeaching.