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

NBC and MSNBC host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddDemings: 'We are long overdue for every law enforcement agency in our nation to review itself' DC mayor: 'I think that the president has a responsibility to help calm the nation' Atlanta mayor: 'We know the frustration is still there' despite calmer Saturday protests MORE said some Republicans loyal to President TrumpDonald John TrumpFauci says his meetings with Trump have 'dramatically decreased' McEnany criticizes DC mayor for not imposing earlier curfew amid protests Stopping Israel's annexation is a US national security interest 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 BidenStopping Israel's annexation is a US national security interest Trump slams Biden staff for donating bail money to protesters At least 4,400 people arrested in connection with protests: report MORE than he did about Ukraine.