Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano slammed the popular Republican theory on Thursday by arguing that Democrats are acting properly by holding “secret” hearings over Trump’s impeachment inquiry.
“As frustrating as it may be to have these hearings going on behind closed doors,” Napolitano said, “the hearings for which Congressman Schiff is presiding, they are consistent with the rules.”
Napolitano then added that Democrats are operating under rules set by former House Speaker John Boehner under a Republican majority. While he said that he can’t wait to watch these hearings, Napolitano reaffirmed that “the rules say this level of inquiry, this initial level of inquiry, can be done in secret.”
Napolitano went on to say that these hearings will eventually be taken public, and while he empathizes with Republican frustrations, he didn’t agree with the GOP’s way of doing things.
“These are not the impeachment hearings,” Napolitano argued. “The impeachment hearings have to be held in public by the House Judiciary Committee. This is the initial interview of witnesses to see what they have to say.”
“And they will continue to go on and on and on until they find something on the president,” host Ainsley Earhardt asked.
“Yes. That’s what police and prosecutors do,” Napolitano replied. “They come to a conclusion that the person is probably guilty, and then they look for evidence to support or negate that. That’s what Congressman Schiff is doing, and he’s following the rules, as frustrating as those rules are.”
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