A stunning moment at the end of Marie Yovanovitch’s public hearing. After House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff adjourned, the chamber broke out into applause, with many people giving the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine a standing ovation.
After @RepAdamSchiff details the Trump plot to remove Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch by “praising the corrupt” and attacking “the just,” he concludes “there is no camouflaging that corrupt intent.” The room explodes in applause and support. pic.twitter.com/tx6hKYBoeu
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) November 15, 2019
Dan Rather remarks, “There are some moments that are destined to play in future documentaries. Marie Yovanovitch walking out of the hearing room to applause seems to be one of them.”
I've been at ALOT of congressional hearings. Very rare anyone gets applause. A bit of a cinematic conclusion as Republicans unsuccessfully demand recognition while Ambassador Yovanovitch exits to spontaneous ovation.
— carl hulse (@hillhulse) November 15, 2019