House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff announced today that open impeachment hearings will begin next week.
The first people to publicly testify would be William Taylor and George Kent. William Taylor is the top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine while George Kent is deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs. These two will answer questions on Wednesday.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch would testify Friday, Nov. 15.
Rep. Adam Schiff made the announcement on Twitter.
” Next week, the House Intelligence Committee will hold its first open hearings as part of the impeachment inquiry. On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, we will hear from William Taylor and George Kent. On Friday, November 15, 2019, we will hear from Marie Yovanovitch.More to come. ” – Schiff tweeted.
Twitter community immediately reacted to this.
One person tweeted, “ Thank you Mr Schiff and @SpeakerPelosi for upholding the Constitution as well as standing up for Americans everywhere. Save our democracy. “
Another person tweeted, “ So, your closed door proceedings were just “practice”? Got it “
One person said, ” Good point. This is a great start, but they need to trust that people can follow the case, and present the whole pattern of abuse and crime. “
Another person said, ” Oh? Now that you’ve coached everyone privately, NOW you will ALLOW the public witness the next stage of this sham? How very Russian of you. “
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