WATCH: Republican Rep. Alex Mooney Attempts to Gain Entry Into Impeachment Chamber of Secrets, Is Stopped By Police

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
By Paul Martin

by Cassandra Fairbanks
October 29, 2019

Republican Rep. Alex Mooney attempted to get into the secretive impeachment inquiry hearings on Tuesday and was denied entry by the police.

Last week, Rep. Mooney was among the Republican lawmakers who stormed the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) where the secret hearings are taking place.

On Tuesday, Rep. Mooney attempted to gain entry during the closed door testimony of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, but was blocked by police.

“Today I was once again denied the opportunity to attend the secret so-called impeachment hearings. I will continue to fight on behalf my constituents and expose this sham process and stand with President Donald Trump,” Rep. Mooney tweeted with a video taken outside the hearing room.

“It’s important to note that committee hearings are normally open, only under extraordinary circumstances do you close committee hearings.” He explained that some reasons for closing hearings is that there are matters of national security being discussed or classified information. “None of that is occurring here, they’re just closing it because they don’t want the American people to see what they’re doing.”

Last week, dozens of Republicans, lead by Rep. Matt Gaetz and the Freedom Caucus, stormed the secret closed-door deposition of Laura Cooper in protest of the closed hearing.

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