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‘Dems Should Shut This Down Now and Get Back to Doing the Country’s Business’

Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots Action shared her opinion — as did many others about the House impeachment inquiry

After Wednesday’s public impeachment hearing run by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin minced no words about what she witnessed.

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In a statement shared with LifeZette on Wednesday night, she slammed House Democrats for their effort to overturn the results of the 2016 presidential election.

“Day One is done, and one thing is clear: Adam Schiff and House Democrats got nothing — no evidence, no facts, no testimony from any witness who can testify directly that he heard directly from the president of the United States that there was a condition on U.S. aid to Ukraine,” she said.

“The aid flowed, despite the fact that no investigation into the Bidens had been launched,” she added. “And nothing anybody said today changes those two simple facts. Their effort to overturn the 2016 election is nothing but a witch hunt. The Democrats should shut this down now and get back to doing the country’s business.”

Here are other comments and opinions as well.

The two guys who were testifying [on Wednesday] — I couldn’t tell if they were doing a job interview … or if they were homeless guys. Basically they didn’t add a hell of a lot,” conservative author, radio show host and attorney Mark Levin said on “Hannity” on Wednesday night.

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Said Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), ranking member of the Intelligence Committee, “The Democrats are not trying to discover facts. They’re trying to invent a narrative. And if the facts they need to not exist, then they’ll just make it up.”

“It was a complete and utter disaster for Adam Schiff,” said host Laura Ingraham of Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”

“Everything in today’s hearing was based on hearsay,” she also said during the “Angle” segment of her program on Wednesday night.

“There are no smoking guns, there are no bombshells. And that’s going to continue to be the case,” Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) told The Hill (and see tweet just below).

“I thought today was probably boring for the American people to watch. I bet they tuned out after watching it and I bet they’re less interested in watching Friday’s than they were in watching today.”

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And here are thoughts from many LifeZette readers and others, as posted or voiced online during the day on Wednesday.

“If these two [Bill Taylor and George Kent] are their ‘best witnesses,’ the Dems are in trouble. Nearly every answer was conjecture, personal interpretation or hearsay. I am surprised that two men of their stature would submit to this!”

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“With all due respect to Congressman [Jim] Jordan [of Ohio], a five-year-old could have poked holes in Schiff’s lame arguments. But Jordan does it with great vigor. Future speaker!”

“The Democrats have been trying to impeach [Trump] since the day he took office.”

“Just so everyone knows, [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi is using money from the Social Security fund that we all pay [into] for financing this scam! Let that sink in!”

“What I love about it the most, and I wonder how many missed it, [is that] [George] Kent admitted that under the Obama administration, they DID interfere with the Ukrainian elections and who the Ukrainian government appoints. Hmmm. thought that was an impeachable offense.”

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