“I say to my colleague, I’d be glad to have the person who started it all come in and testify. President Trump is welcome to take a seat right there,” Welch said.
His comment was in response to Rep. Jim Jordan’s (R-Ohio) claim that House Democrats are keeping the “guy that started it all,” referring to the whistleblower, from testifying as part of the hearings.
Jim Jordan: …we will never be able to question the person who started all of this
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) November 13, 2019
“Now there is one witness, one witness that they won’t bring in front of us. They won’t bring in front of the American people, and that’s the guy that started it all: the whistleblower,” Jordan said.
Republicans have requested the whistleblower’s testimony, but House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) has repeatedly said the whistleblower will not testify and he will not allow questions that could lead to the whistleblower’s identity being revealed.