Impeachment hearing: Speier, Conaway spar during Sondland testimony

Bart Jansen, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON- Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., asked Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland about retaliation against a whistleblower who files a complaint during Wednesday's impeachment inquiry hearing, when she was interrupted by Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, asking if she would respond to a question.  

Speier refused to yield, saying she had only three minutes for questions. Conaway said The Washington Post article on which she was basing her question got three Pinocchios, a measure of accuracy used by The Washington Post.

“The president of the United States has five Pinocchios on a daily basis, so let’s not go there,” Speier said to sustained applause in the audience.

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