Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., on Sunday derided administration officials who have come before the House impeachment investigators as “Schiff’s witnesses,” referring to the Intelligence Committee head Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” the House Minority Whip said there are other administration officials with “countering views.”
“The presidents’s defense is that those things didn’t happen,” Scalise said of accusations that there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy tying military aid with the opening of corruption investigations against Joe Biden and his son.
“Zelenskiy himself … [said] this didn’t happen,” he added, saying: “The real bottom line is he got the money, Ukraine got the money.”
“They are Schiff's witnesses,” he said of the officials who have come before the impeachment investigators.
“There are a lot of people who work in the Trump administration who haven’t been allowed to come forward,” he said.
Republicans have asked that witnesses include the whistleblower who triggered the impeachment inquiry and Hunter Biden, and have been denied by Schiff.
Former National Security Council official Tim Morrison, however, was on the Republicans' list of witnesses and is expected to testify in public next week.
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