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

NBC and MSNBC host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddGOP senator 'open' to impeachment witnesses 'within the scope' of articles Sunday shows - All eyes on Senate impeachment trial GOP senator, Chuck Todd spar over whether Lev Parnas should testify in Senate impeachment trial MORE said some Republicans loyal to President TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign 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 BidenSanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Trump says impeachment lawyers were 'really good' MORE than he did about Ukraine.