Smith ridicules use of teleprompters at Jan. 6th hearings: “Is this Congress or Hollywood?”

Smith ridicules use of teleprompters at Jan. 6th hearings: “Is this Congress or Hollywood?”

The over-produced January 6th hearings continue to underwhelm, Save Jerseyans.

On Friday, Rep. Chris Smith (R, NJ-04) critiqued the hearings’ many procedural oddities including the ongoing use of teleprompters by committee members, a rarity on Capitol Hill.

“The January 6th committee has been highly partisan, one-sided, choreographed and scripted,” said Smith. “Teleprompters at a hearing? Is this Congress or Hollywood? All of the congressional members on the panel were hand-picked and are in lockstep. Republican leader Kevin McCarthy was denied the opportunity to choose the Republican members. Is that fair?”

The highly-partisan committee even reportedly hired a TV executive for production.

“The Democrats alone decide who testifies including the all-important power to compel testimony – subpoenas,” Smith added. “Who on the panel provides any serious cross examination of the witnesses? No one. All of this seriously undermines the credibility of the January 6th committee.”