House Republicans May Have Committed Some Light Treason - the Bulwark
A few months ago, internet personalities devised a plan to storm Area 51.
As the logic went: if enough of us storm a 1,300 square mile facility, they can’t stop us all. Which was true enough, I guess.
On Wednesday a group of House Republicans decided to take a page from America’s real influencers and storm the impeachment inquiry.
Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-InfoWars), led a few dozen members of the House Republican caucus to Naruto run a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, or SCIF, inside the U.S. Capitol complex in order to perform a sit in.
The majority rules in the People’s House and there are rules. Gaetz and his co-conspirators are suggesting that Republicans have been shut out from the testimony being given in the impeachment inquiry because it’s being done in a classified setting to the House. It’s important to underscore that this simply is not true.
The Republican members of Congress who sit on the committee either were (or should have been) in this SCIF. The hearing is closed not to “Republicans” but to all members who are not on the relevant committee. And the members of the relevant committee come from both parties.