Chuck Todd on impeachment hearing: Part of GOP 'just not accepting facts that are facts'

NBC and MSNBC host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddHillary Clinton to Kennedy: 'Why are you parroting Russian propaganda?' Trump praises Kennedy after Chuck Todd links senator's Ukraine remarks to Putin Scarborough rips GOP over Ukraine conspiracy theories MORE said some Republicans loyal to President TrumpDonald John TrumpPence: It's not a "foregone conclusion" that lawmakers impeach Trump FBI identifies Pensacola shooter as Saudi Royal Saudi Air Force second lieutenant Trump calls Warren 'Pocahontas,' knocks wealth tax MORE are "just not accepting facts that are facts" as the House launched public impeachment hearings on Wednesday.

"If we were all accepting the rules of the road as they are, we are living in a moment where we have a part of one of our major political parties that is just not accepting the premise, is just not accepting facts that are facts, is just prioritizing loyalty to a person, even more so loyalty to a party, let alone loyalty to a country," Todd opined on NBC.
 


"But this goes to the president's ability to talk over this. I love how the White House claims today the president stopped paying attention. He's tweeting like a tweet every 10 minutes," the "Meet the Press" moderator also noted.      
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Trump has tweeted frequently this week, including retweets of Republican lawmakers' comments and questions during impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill.
 
William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, on Wednesday said that U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland told a member of his staff in July that Trump cared more about an investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPence: It's not a "foregone conclusion" that lawmakers impeach Trump Warren, Buttigieg fight echoes 2004 campaign, serves as warning for 2020 race Trump: Giuliani to deliver report on Ukraine trip to Congress, Barr MORE than he did about Ukraine.