What was pitched as an oversight hearing with Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Friday quickly descended into heated rounds of recriminations as Democrats pressed him for hours on his dealings with FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation — and Whitaker in turn angered committee lawmakers with equally fiery comebacks.
It is a shame what the Democrats have turned congressional oversight committee hearings into. The hearing with the acting Attorney General was very heated. The Democrats were extremely aggressive and on a mission to find something to impeach the president with. Whitaker kept his cool but he definitely fired back when the Democrats pressed him for information he couldn’t give them.
It is important to note that Whitaker volunteered his time to talk to the committee. He agreed for each member to have five minutes of questioning and held them to that. Check out some back and forth reported on Fox News by Adam Shaw.
“Can you say right now, ‘Mr. President, Bob Mueller is honest and not conflicted’?” asked Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.
“Congressman, I’m not a puppet to repeat what you’re saying,” Whitaker shot back.
Democrats became increasingly agitated at what they saw as Whitaker’s efforts to run out the clock and control the hearing process. Whitaker stunned onlookers when he told House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., that his time slot had expired as Nadler asked Whitaker if he’d been “asked to approve any requests or action” for the special counsel.
“Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up, so…” Whitaker replied as gasps ricocheted around the hearing room. “I am here voluntarily. We have agreed to five-minute rounds.”
Every time the Democrats have an opportunity they use the public forum to manipulate Americans into believing the conservative movement is extreme and dangerous. To prove my point, check out this exchange between Democrat Rep. Lou Correa and Whitaker.
Rep. Lou Correa “Do you believe that white nationalist, white supremacist, extremist or right-wing group in this country pose a threat?”
Whitaker “Yes I do.”
Rep. Lou Correa “Is it growing?”
Whitaker “Based on that report issued by the FBI I have no reason as I sit here today to disagree with it.”
Rep. Lou Correa “Do you believe that the administration is placing enough of emphasis, enough resources, allocated dedicated to stopping these kinds of homegrown terrorist attacks?”
I can’t believe not a single Republican was brave enough to come out and ask why Rep. Lou Correa didn’t mention the Democrat Domestic Terrorist groups like Antifa, BAMN, BLM, RESIST, ME TOO and on and on. These groups terrorize and cause harm to Trump supporters having peaceful rallies. I will have you know, in Berkeley and Portland every time there is a conflict between conservatives and left-wing groups, it’s the left wingers that were arrested and charged….not right-wingers. Because they are the ones causing harm to those that don’t think like them. Look at all the reports of conservatives being attacked and beaten for simply wearing a MAGA hat. The RESIST and ME Too groups harrassed House Representatives during the Kavanaugh hearings. Spitting on them in the hallways and getting violent. Many had to be arrested for their conduct. The BAMN leader literally said their duty is to strike against anyone that doesn’t think like them BY ANY MEANS Necessary. They are the very definition of a Domestic Terrorist group. Yet Rep. Lou Correa to put his biased opinion on T.V. To trigger the Democrat base.
It just goes to show the hypocrisy of the left. They accuse others of exactly what they are doing. And the sad thing is, the conservatives sit idly by while the Democrats sit in arenas like this hearing and falsely paint a picture of all conservatives. Plotting their base against conservatives. They are biased and they are divisive. They are the problem in America.
UAF Contributor: Marie Penetranti