Congressman Steve King

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King Protests Schiff’s Secret Impeachment Hearings

Oct 23, 2019
Press Release

“It’s unimaginable that anybody would have the audacity to hold secret impeachment hearings here in the House of Representatives, the People’s House.”

Washington D.C- Congressman Steve King releases this photo and statement following his participation today in a press conference in which attendees demanded greater public transparency into the secret impeachment hearings being led by Rep. Adam Schiff. Following the press conference, many of these members, including Congressman King, entered the hearing room to bear witness to a process King describes as “the greatest atrocity I’ve seen in the United States Congress in 17 years.” As King observes, “It’s unimaginable that anybody would have the audacity to hold secret impeachment hearings here in the House of Representatives, the People’s House.”

Congressman King joined his colleagues to demand greater transparency into secret impeachment hearings being conducted by Rep. Adam Schiff. (Photo Credit: Office of Congressman Steve King).

 

Congressman Steve King’s statement:

“I joined in a press conference down here, just outside the secure room, the SCIF, in the Capitol this morning at about 10:00 or 10:15 where we had a say about secret hearings going on in the hearing room led by Adam Schiff.

Afterwards, we decided we were going to try to get in so we could hear those proceedings. The American people need to know what is going on. As we went to the door and tried to get in, we were blocked by security, and a good number of the Members raised a significant ruckus. And when one of the Members came along that was authorized to go into that room, the door was open and about 30 of us went in and stormed and filled the committee room.

When that happened, Chairman Adam Schiff picked up his witness and hustled her out of the other door. We are witnessing the biggest atrocity I’ve seen in this United States Congress in 17 years.  It’s unimaginable that anybody would have the audacity to hold secret impeachment hearings here in the House of Representatives, the People’s House.  There’s no provision in the Constitution that allows it. There’s no precedent that allows it. And there’s no sense of decency or fairness that would allow this.

This President has proven to hold up under all of these tests that have come forward, and we’re going to stand with this President, and we’re going to push back this impeachment effort here in the House of Representatives.”

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