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GOP Rep. Carol Miller Trashes Hearing in Fiery Screed: ‘What a Waste of Time!’

The three major broadcast networks have taken the rare step of preempting their regular programming to provide wall-to-wall coverage of the Michael Cohen hearing on Capitol Hill. They have taken that drastic step for an event which, in the opinion of one Republican member of Congress, is a complete waste of time.

In a pointed screed, Rep. Carol Miller (R-WV) lit fire to the proceedings.

“I am very disappointed to have you in front of this committee today,” Miller told Cohen. “Quite frankly, this isn’t the reason the people of West Virginia sent me to Congress. I find this hearing not in the best interest of the American people. This is another political game with the sole purpose of discrediting the president.”

Miller then addressed House Oversight chair Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in questioning why Cohen was brought before the committee.

“Mr. Chairman, we’ve canceled hearings on child separation and on other issues that are close to my heart for this media circus,” she said. “What a waste of time and money for a man who has gladly exploited the name of the president to promote his own name and fill his own pockets! It pains me that we are sitting here adding another chapter to his book!”

Watch above, via CNN.

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