Republican lawmakers had such a contentious briefing with reporters about the impeachment trial that one representative called the media “shills” for Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the lead impeachment manager.
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) was being aggressively questioned by Heidi Przybyla of NBC News when he told the liberal biased mainstream media reporters, “You’re doing a great job as Adam Schiff’s shills.”
Zeldin gave a lengthy response about the corruption in Ukraine prior to the decision that Trump made to hold the military aide in question. Przybyla interrupted to ask him to focus in on why the president became so concerned with corruption at a specific time.
“I know it’s a hard question,” Przybyla said. “The president is not on the record mentioning anything other than Biden and CrowdStrike, that’s it, and you haven’t mentioned anything else.”
When other reporters jumped in to challenge Zeldin along the same lines, he accused them of being biased.
“You’re doing a great job as Schiff’s shills,” Zeldin said. “This is the problem, the problem is that you’re actually insulting your audience.”