We’ve already heard from one journalist, David Leavitt, who believes all the Republicans who “invaded the SCIF” Wednesday to protest Rep. Adam Schiff’s secret hearings should be taken into custody and questioned by the FBI.
We weren’t expecting that, and we certainly weren’t expecting a piece in the right-leaning Washington Examiner claiming that those Republicans made themselves the Antifa of Capitol Hill by staging a sit-in much like the one the Democrats did in 2016. But here we are:
The disruption of the hearing was neither fine, nor even remotely acceptable.
It’s the most serious breach of House decorum I’ve seen in my 40 years of caring what happens on the Hill.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 23, 2019
Veteran conservative columnist Quin Hillyer writes:
For decades, Republicans have been known as the party of law and order and, following the lead of then-California Gov. Ronald Reagan in the 1960s, have denounced virtually every protest movement that involved physically taking illicit control of rooms or spaces. Likewise, as the self-styled pro-defense party, the GOP from time immemorial has loudly denounced security breaches. Now, here these House members were violating both of those tenets of responsible behavior.
In sum, this was a cheap publicity stunt. It was way out of proportion to the unfairness they are protesting, grossly in violation of House rules, and at least somewhat a threat to national security. A well-timed press conference outside the secure room would have been fine. The disruption of the hearing was neither fine, nor even remotely acceptable. It’s the most serious breach of House decorum I’ve seen in my 40 years of caring what happens on the Hill. It must not go unpunished.
We kind of think Ronald Reagan would have gotten a kick out of watching what went on Wednesday, but maybe we’re wrong.
Oh, stick it up your ass, you big baby.
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL RUSSIAN ASSET & STAR (@yesnicksearcy) October 23, 2019
— While Supplies Last (@corrcomm) October 23, 2019
Handwringing, pearl clutching bull****
— Kent Bushart (@KentBushart) October 23, 2019
NeverTrumpers ALWAYS want to "punish" those FIGHTING the left. Always. They NEVER want to actually FIGHT the fascist left. They grovel before Democrats; they are only vicious to people supporting this president.
— Diana Allocco (@dianamee) October 23, 2019
I appreciate knowing who the appeasers are. Thanks @QuinHillyer
— Norvell Rose (@NorvR) October 23, 2019
Bravo to these republicans.
— homeloancloser (@homeloancloser2) October 23, 2019
It wasn’t even a “hearing.” More like something one would expect from a fascist regime.
— Bob Sikes (@BobSikes) October 23, 2019
I didn’t see them attack reporters or people in general. They weren’t wearing masks to hide their identities either. Nothing like Antifa at all.
— Jack D (@Jack01390881) October 23, 2019
— 'Cuse Me While I Scream (@FeistyMonk) October 23, 2019
It was awesome and I want more of the GOP standing up to the Democrats.
— Cindy Cooper (@CindyCoops) October 23, 2019
They did what should be done
— DC in QC (@DThomsson84) October 23, 2019
I would hardly call it such but a breach in decorum may be exactly what this clandestine sham requires.
— ᴊᴜʟɪᴀ (@JuliaGulia809) October 23, 2019
“Democracy dies in darkness.”
— Vance Hughes (@HughesVance) October 23, 2019
The British probably thought July 4, 1776 was a "disruption" also.
watch what happens from here
— Joe Del Norte (@joe_norte) October 23, 2019
So why are they taking issue with Republicans allegedly using the same tactics????
— 🎃 Millennial_Conservative™ 🎃 (@Millennial_Con_) October 23, 2019
Anybody who has been working in DC for 40 years is all but by definition part of the problem.
DC's performance over that time has been absolutely abysmal and almost no one outside of DC would disagree.
— Digital Handyman (@HandymanDigital) October 23, 2019
@dcexaminer I thought it was brilliant, brave, and creative. Power in numbers. The Republicans are going to continue to do this. Understand it now.
— Samantha (@Samanth81003870) October 23, 2019
Sir this is a nail salon
— yvonne Delecto (@_YvonneBurton) October 23, 2019
Just here for the ratio.
— Edwin Arévalo 🚀 (@edwinaac79g) October 23, 2019
This hearing is the break with decorum which should be punished.
— Marilyn Long⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@mlong42947) October 23, 2019
The hearing was neither fine, nor remotely acceptable. It is a serious breach of House decorum and must not go unpunished. Vote these criminals out asap. There. Fixed it for you.
— Michael Oxmaul (@Capt0bv10us) October 23, 2019
New Rules, dude. It's turnabout and partial payback for upwards of four years of "Resistance."
— LTW3 (@LeeTggra) October 23, 2019
How dare they disrupt the decorum of a kangaroo court.
— Daniel (@ddwalk34) October 23, 2019
— JenniferW (@JenWoodruff79) October 23, 2019
Thank you @HouseGOP …standing up for the rule of law should not be a radical act. But I'm still impressed you did something
— SATANIC JEW! i am niveK nija (@niveKnija) October 23, 2019
I hope they do this every single damn day. Forever, If necessary.
— Dam Vapin' Yankee⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@_Dam_Yankee_) October 23, 2019
I thought it was sexy AF
— Col Douglas Mortimer (@smallbrownring) October 23, 2019
Blue check journo says every Republican who ‘invaded the SCIF’ should be taken into custody and questioned by the FBI https://t.co/KSDipN4DDi
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 23, 2019