Fired U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovich testified today at the Democrat-run House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment inquiry hearings.
The female former ambassador was supposed to be the icing on the cake after a full day of testimony by her replacement, former Ukraine Ambassador Bill Taylor, who’s an expert at second and third-hand information.
Much like the Kavanaugh witch hunt, Republican members of the Intelligence Committee were careful not to cross the line with the Democrat Party’s female witness. They praised her for her courage, for her service to the country and for her testimony, designed to unfairly mischaracterize a July 25th phone call between President Trump and Ukraine President Zelensky. It wasn’t until female GOP House member Elise Stefanik questioned Yovanovich that the gloves came off.
Elise Stefanik Hits a OUT OF THE BALLPARK HOMERUN!!!!⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️ pic.twitter.com/L57rrafPsK
— Gonewiththewind (@Gonewit54222776) November 15, 2019
Democrat House members gushed over her service to the country. Yovanovich doubled down on her courageous service to America. At one point during her testimony, the fired, self-described super-hero ambassador even compared herself to the murdered victims of Benghazi during President Obama’s reign, and the hostages in Tehran while Jimmy Carter was president.
It wasn’t only what Yovanovich said, however, that was telling, it’s what she didn’t say that was critical to the impeachment hearings. When Yovanovich was asked about what exactly, she witnessed while acting as the ambassador to Ukraine, she had to admit she didn’t have any first-hand knowledge of “a number of events.” Yovanovich also added that “several other events occurred after she returned from Ukraine,” after she was fired. Yovanovich told the Committee, “These include, President Trump’s July 25, 2019 call with President Zelensky, the discussions surrounding that phone call and any discussions surrounding the delay of security assistance to Ukraine in the summer of 2019.”
Remember when witnesses had to have actually witnessed something? Those were the days. pic.twitter.com/7V5YbhvnLI
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) November 15, 2019
I’m no impeachment expert, but if former Ambassador Yovanovich wasn’t present for any of the key discussions surrounding the crux of the impeachment hearings, why did Democrat and Republican lawmakers just spend an entire day questioning her?