Reps. Jim Jordan and Elise Stefanik quickly challenged House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff after Ranking Member Devin Nunes finished his opening remarks:

Stefanik: The point of order is, will the chairman continue to prohibit witnesses from answering Republican questions as you’ve done in closed hearings and as you did this week —

Schiff: [Bangs gavel] The gentlewoman will suspend.

Stefanik: When you interrupted our —

Schiff: That is not a proper point of order. The gentlewoman will suspend.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH): Mr. Speaker — Mr. Chairman, I have a point of order.

Schiff: The gentleman is not recognized.

Jordan: Chairman, I have a point of order.

Schiff: The gentleman is not recognized.

Jordan: I have a point of order, though.

Schiff: The gentleman is not recognized. I do want to respond, I allowed the —

Jordan: [Emphatically] A point of order.

Schiff: The gentleman is not recognized.

Jordan: About — there are four transcripts not have not been released —

Schiff: [Bangs gavel] The gentleman is not recognized.

Jordan: Holy cow.

Stefanik did not back down:

Stefanik: Mr. Chairman, I have a point of order. Mr. Chairman, I have a point of order.

Schiff: The gentlewoman is not recognized.

Stefanik: [Exasperated] So we know, clearly, you are going to interrupt us throughout this hearing.

Schiff: The gentlewoman — [Bangs gavel] — The gentlewoman is not recognized.

Stefanik did this because of Schiff’s actions on Wednesday. She tried to put the July 25 phone call between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and President Donald Trump into evidence.

She pointed out that Schiff “mischaracterized the call” before, which he did. Schiff wanted to move away from that point by interrupting her and telling the committee Stefanik “will suspend.”

 
 
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