‘Impeachapalooza 2019’: Congressional Hits and Misses

Week of Nov. 18, 2019

Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, arrives to testify before the House Intelligence Committee during a hearing on the impeachment inquiry of President Trump in Longworth Building on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

“Welcome to Impeachapalooza 2019,” said Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, during one of this week’s several blockbuster impeachment hearings. Witnesses were subjected to twin jokes, flaming pigtails and “epic mansplaining” as they testified before the House Intelligence Committee for hours on end. All that, plus a dark variation on a Johnny Carson routine, “bootylicious” weed and lots of first grade math.

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