And now we have Republican members of Congress arguing that the American public is being denied full access because the impeachment inquiry is holding private hearings of potential witnesses.

Here is what these members of Congress, conservative news channels, and supporters of Trump seem to have no trouble forgetting. Does anyone (Republicans) remember the Benghazi hearing to investigate the emails of former secretary Hillary Clinton? The chairperson of the Benghazi committee, Trey Gowdy, defended the use of private hearings during this investigation in order to ensure that potential witnesses would not be able to use the testimony of one as a basis for the testimony of others who would follow. Check the video.

Apparently it is fine when the GOP uses private hearings are used to investigate Democratic government officials; however, the same does not apply to investigate Republican government officials. This is a description of Republican hypocrisy.

Craig Whaley

Northwest side

Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.

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