Adam Schiff Accused of Sexism After Repeatedly Refusing To Let GOP Congresswoman Speak During Hearing

WATCH: Adam Schiff Accused of Sexism After Repeatedly Refusing To Let GOP Congresswoman Speak During Hearing

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has repeatedly interrupted and refused to let Republican congresswoman Elise Stefanik speak during the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry hearing.

The conflict reached its most tense moment yet during the testimony of former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.

Nunes: I know Ms. Stefanik you had a few quick questions for the ambassador. I yield to you Ms. Stefanik.

Stefanik: Thank you, Mr. Nunes. Ambassador Yovanovitch–

Schiff: The gentlewoman will suspend. The gentlewoman will suspend.

Stefanik: What is the interruption for this time?

Schiff: The gentlewoman will suspend, you’re not recognized. Mr. Nunes–

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Nunes: I just recognized Ms. Stefanik.

Schiff: Under the House Res. 660 you are not allowed to yield time except to counsel.

Stefanik: The ranking member to another member of Congress.

Schiff: Nope, nope. That is not accurate.

Nunes: You’re gagging the gentlewoman from New York?

Stefank: That is accurate. Ambassador Yovanovitch I want to thank you for being here today–

Schiff: The gentlewoman will suspend, you’re not recognized.

Stefanik: This is the fifth time that you have elected members of Congress, duly-elected members of Congress–

Schiff: The gentlewoman will suspend.

Nunes: Mr. Chair, we control the time and customary to this committee, who ever controls the time can yield to whoever they wish. If we have members of Congress who have a few questions, it seems appropriate that we would let Ms. Stefanik ask her question.

Schiff: Mr. Nunes, you or minority counsel are recognized.

Others responded suggesting the Schiff was sexist and had a Republican chairmon done this to a female Democrat, there would “be hell to pay”: