GOP House members disrupt Trump impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers, encouraged by President Donald Trump to get tougher in fighting the impeachment inquiry against him, on Wednesday disrupted the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives probe as a Pentagon official was about to testify.

The Republicans stormed into a hearing room where Pentagon official Laura Cooper was due to testify behind closed doors, lawmakers and aides said.

In a dramatic confrontation during an escalating impeachment probe, Capitol police were called in to clear the room and bring order, a Republican congressional aide said.


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