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Tensions boil over at impeachment hearing, as Nunes accuses Schiff of 'gagging' lawmakers

Tensions boil over at impeachment hearing, as Nunes accuses Schiff of 'gagging' lawmakers | 15 Nov 2019 | Tensions between lawmakers boiled over Friday on the second day of the public impeachment hearings, when House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., repeatedly shut down GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., citing House procedure -- as an astonished Ranking Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., accused him of "gagging" the lawmaker. "This is the fifth time you have interrupted a duly-elected member of Congress," Stefanik told Schiff, who repeatedly told her she was "not recognized" to speak. The moment began when Nunes, as he questioned Yovanovitch, gave the remainder of his allotted time to Stefanik, who had sparred multiple times with Schiff on both Friday and during Wednesday's first nationally televised hearing. But as Stefanik spoke, Schiff slammed down the gavel: "The gentlewoman will suspend."