At the start of the 115th Congress, January 3, 2017:
FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 6
H RES 5 YEA-AND-NAY 3-Jan-2017 5:34 PM
QUESTION: On Agreeing to the Resolution
BILL TITLE: Adopting rules for the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress
— YEAS 234 —
—- NAYS 193 —
—- NOT VOTING 6 —
That was then, this is now.
While we’re at it, a few questions:
1. Did you enter the room even though you were not a member of the committee?
2. If you entered the room, a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF), did you bring a personal electronic device?
3. If you didn’t enter the room, why didn’t you join some of your colleagues?
4. If you didn’t enter the room, was it because you knew it was a violation of the rules and security?
5. Some of your colleagues made an unauthorized entry to the room, in violation of the rules – have you privately or publicly criticized them for doing so?
6. Did you witness anyone bringing in an unauthorized personal electronic device into the SCIF?
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
As Members of Congress, we have the right to access information collected inside the chambers of Congress.
If this is an impeachment inquiry, then ALL Members of Congress, no matter what your party or committee assignment, need to be included.
[….] 11:43 AM – 23 Oct 2019
Some of the comments:
What is so hard to understand about impeachment investigations being closed to the public, the media, and representatives who are not members of committee(s) conducting the investigation? Nothing. What’s going on is an attempt to delegitimize the lawful impeachment process.
Oh, they understand it all right. That’s why they’re obstructing it.
They do not have an argument against the need for impeachment so they are forced to desperately argue the process.
Witness intimidation is a felony.
“In reality, more than 45 House Republicans — nearly a quarter of the House GOP conference — already have full access to the depositions through their membership on one of the three panels leading the impeachment inquiry.”
It’s not like there’s no republicans there. Methinks thou dost protest too much
Do you have the right to ignore security protocols? Do you have the right to use force to disrupt meetings of committees you aren’t on? Do you have the right to engage in witness intimidation and obstruction? Or do you have the right to remain silent when you break the law?
Zip it, Vicky.
1/4 of House Republicans have access to the documents.
Republicans argued FOR closed door testimony in the Benghazi hearings
You get to hear it all when we do: when the House votes for Impeachment Hearings, where I now expect you to vote YES, bc, transparency
I don’t think there are SCIFs large enough for all of you at once and it is normal and precedented for only committee members to be involved at this stage. Stop grandstanding to protect the corrupt president. If you brought your cellphone in, you should lose your clearance.
Of course Vicky is throwing herself in front of the impeachment train for Dear Leader. She is far, FAR more concerned about her next subsidy check and crushing trans rights then she is about the rule of law and our democracy.
“The curious behavior of Members of Congress is fascinating. I give you GOP’s utter buffoonery today.
So many claiming they led the group’s charge into the SCIF.
They rebuke the media but jostle for their moment in front of a mic and cameras.
They recklessly ignore security.”
People who vote on laws for a living should be required to understand how laws work. Change my mind.
YOU decided that IN THIS CASE, the rules and protocols don’t apply! YOU broke the law if you appeared in that room with your cell phone! I hope they revoke your security clearance and remove you from any committee’s you sit on!
Keep talking nonsense, you can’t dispute the facts so just keep talking nonsense.
Please tell me you didn’t bring an electronic device in there and compromised our national security.
That’s not how this works. *head desk*
That’s what committees are for. Getting scared for truth to come out?
Glad to know you care not for the rule of law. Just like the President.
Follow normal process and procedure: wait for the committee to release their findings! You know this! Stop trying to mislead the public!
You make Missouri look bad. I cannot believe you stooped to this level.
This doesn’t make you look smart.
This was not only disgraceful, but should get you all censured and removed from all committees. Anyone who brought their phone in should be arrested and fined.
Only people on the committees get to participate in the committee hearings. That is not new. You will have access to the information before the vote. You have no right to demand participation in *gathering* the information if you’re not on the committee, other GOPers are on it
I’m so embarrassed that you are my representative.
This was a disgusting, childish stunt.
No, no you don’t. Republicans are present in the committee hearings. Just not you, probably unqualified.
As an American, I am asking you to uphold our Constitution. Please stop with your circus side-show antics.
Nope. Not how it works.
Sadly we are getting used to being embarrassed by the president. Being embarrassed as a nation by representatives like you is just as bad. Do better
Not. How. It. Works.
Your desperation is showing.
Hey Vicky try reading the rules.
Lady, you can change the rules to suit yourself, no matter how hard you try. I hope you get sanctions coming out …. you get the idea.
Hey remember the other day when you complained about “political theatrics”. Well thank g*d you would never stoop to such cheap tactics…. Huh. You know what? Never mind.