GOP lawmakers on the House Oversight committee threw a fit at the beginning of Michael Cohen’s much anticipated public hearing Wednesday because they said they had not received his prepared remarks early enough according to the committee’s rules.
The tussle was a preview of what is expected to be a combative day, as Republicans have already complained about the Democrats’ handling of the hearing.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) at the beginning of the hearing pushed for the hearing to be postponed because he said lawmakers only received Cohen’s prepared remarks Tuesday night and the underlying exhibits Wednesday morning. He said the committee rules require that they see them 24 hours in advance.
After some heated back and forth between the committee’s Republicans and Chair Elijah Cummings (D-MA), the committee voted to proceed with the hearing as scheduled.
Out of the gate, GOP demands Cohen hearing be canceled/postponed. pic.twitter.com/ZXf6HFdm4d
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) February 27, 2019