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Republicans' false narratives on impeachment are easily debunked

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"If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against you, pound the table and yell like hell."

That quote from 20th-Century poet and author Carl Sandburg epitomizes what the Republican Party did today. In the 2nd House Judiciary impeachment hearing, House Republicans failed to provide a single credible defense of the overwhelming evidence exposing President Trump's alleged Ukraine extortion plot. Like the screaming InfoWars host who interrupted the beginning of the hearing falsely accusing Democrats of committing treason, Republicans threw facts and principles to the wind in their defense of the most corrupt President in modern American history.

The evidence presented by the Democratic House Judiciary Counsel Barry Berke and House Intelligence Committee Counsel Daniel Goldman was compelling, overwhelming, and damning. The House Republican Counsel Steve Castor presented a defense that was cherry-picked, paper-thin, contradictory, and filled with disinformation.

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Republicans began the hearing with a series of stunt-like parliamentary inquiries and various Republican representatives shouting out of turn. Then, we had Barry Berke, who followed the Republican shenanigans with some fire of his own. Berke presented a clear and concise case by highlighting the facts of President Trump's Ukraine extortion plot and incorporating clips of witness testimony from the last few weeks. This........

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