Rep. Elise Stefanik, emerged last week as a key figure on the Republican side of the House Intelligence Committee in the public impeachment hearings — and a top adversary of Adam Schiff.
The 35-year-old New York lawmaker featured prominently as tensions escalated during Friday’s hearings during the questioning of former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. Ranking Member Devin Nunes attempted to give up the remainder of his time to her. But as Stefanik spoke, Adam Schiff kicked his “Schiff Show” into high gear – slamming down his gavel, arguing that it was not allowed under committee rules: “The gentlewoman will suspend.”
“What is the interruption for now?” Stefanik fired back.
“You’re gagging the young lady from New York?” Nunes laughed at one point.
“This is the fifth time you have interrupted a duly-elected member of Congress,” Stefanik told Schiff, who repeatedly told her she was “not recognized” to speak.
Watch below as Rep. Stefanik demolishes Schiff – calling out his whistleblower hypocrisy: